KUWAIT CITY, Aug 22: A 21-year-old Kuwaiti citizen was arrested for murdering a 38-year Islamic preacher who is popular in Kuwait. According to security sources, the preacher had visited the suspect’s house in Qairawan area on the day of the incident, as he was a friend of the youth’s father.
The youth sat in his car outside the house and then followed the preacher when the latter left the house and went to his own in Salwa area. After taking note of the preacher’s home address, the youth went to Kabad area and purchased a knife from a cooperative society. He then went back to Salwa area and sent a letter to the preacher, requesting for a loan. The preacher responded, asking him to wait until he finishes the Fajr prayers.
After that, the youth invited the preacher to his house in Qairawan area, and the latter agreed. As they were nearing the house, the youth suggested changing the plans and visiting the beach in Sharq area. While they were discussing about the youth’s father, the youth suddenly stabbed the preacher in his heart, killing him. After realizing the preacher had died, the youth took him to Amiri Hospital.
However, when he saw some securitymen there, he became afraid and went to Sabah Hospital where he dumped the body of the preacher and fled. He then went to his house in Qairawan area and informed his father about the incident. The father, shocked by what his son did, went to Sabah Hospital and confirmed that his son murdered the preacher. Capital securitymen arrested the youth, who denied the allegations. The suspect was referred to the Public Prosecution and a case was filed.
By Meshal Al-Sanousi/Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies