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Saudi boy, 4, kills father over PlayStation

Postby tankee » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:46 pm

RIYADH: An angry four-year-old Saudi boy shot and killed his father for refusing to buy him a PlayStation, Saudi media reported on Monday.

The Asharq daily, citing police in the southern Jizan area, said the child, aged four years and seven months, grabbed his father's pistol and shot him in the head.

According to the newspaper, the child had asked his father to buy him a PlayStation and the shooting took place after the man returned home without the desired object.

As he was undressing, the man put the weapon down, which the child then grabbed and fired at him from close range.

- AFP/cc

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/ ... 41/1/.html

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Re: Saudi boy, 4, kills father over PlayStation

Postby fightingmom » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:56 pm

Every time I hear of such unfortunate event, I could help but feel sad about it. We heard reports of schoolchildren bringing guns to school and mass killed their schoolmates and teachers in US and stuff like that. Sometimes, I could not help but wonder how will the society be like for our children's next generation or after? Violence is on the rise and our tolerance level for each other is getting lower and lower it seems :sad:

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Re: Saudi boy, 4, kills father over PlayStation

Postby Flowermonaster » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:35 am

My first reaction is :yikes: & Speechless! Wonder how the boy will feel & how he going to face himself when he grew up. How will his family member treat him after this incident? What will become of him? :faint:

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Re: Saudi boy, 4, kills father over PlayStation

Postby Guest » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:48 am

I don't think the 4 year old understands what is death....
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Re: Saudi boy, 4, kills father over PlayStation

Postby elkniwt » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:11 am

ksi wrote:I don't think the 4 year old understands what is death....


I agree. Maybe the child plays too much computer games. In the virtual world, when you gun someone down, he's dead now but will alive in the next game. So child does not know in real life, it doesn't work this work. Feel sad for the family...

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Re: Saudi boy, 4, kills father over PlayStation

Postby Flowermonaster » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:06 am

elkniwt wrote:
ksi wrote:I don't think the 4 year old understands what is death....


I agree. Maybe the child plays too much computer games. In the virtual world, when you gun someone down, he's dead now but will alive in the next game. So child does not know in real life, it doesn't work this work. Feel sad for the family...

Totally agreed. We should educate our kids on this.

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Re: Saudi boy, 4, kills father over PlayStation

Postby cfan » Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:51 pm

I wonder how does the boy knows how to use the gun in the first place?

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Re: Saudi boy, 4, kills father over PlayStation

Postby Sim TT » Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:48 pm

also quite amazed that 4 year old has strength to pull trigger...quite hard actually.

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