The Straits Times
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Published on Feb 14, 2013
 

Son beheads father in Australia during family quarrel

 
 

SYDNEY (AFP) - A man was arrested in Australia Thursday after allegedly decapitating his father after he stepped in to protect his wife during a family quarrel, reports and police said.

Toufic Zahab, 69, died after he was reportedly attacked with a brick and a knife inside his home in a western Sydney suburb.

Police confirmed the man's head was cut off and his wife was being treated for shock after the attack allegedly carried out by their son Khoder, 42.

"A man has been arrested after a body was found in a home in Bankstown this morning," police said.