A man beheaded his 15-month-old nephew in front of his mother in a supermarket in Saudi Arabia apparently after a family dispute, newspapers reported on Monday.
The 25-year-old Syrian national picked up a knife from the store in the Red Sea city of Jeddah on Sunday and decapitated the little boy in full view of shoppers, Arab News said.
The man apparently killed him following a dispute with his sister and brother-in-law, the English-language daily said.
"He chopped off the boy's head in front of the mother," a police officer was quoted as saying. The mother fainted and was taken to hospital.