Young man assaulted with axe in Al Ras

A young man, identified as Bahaa, was brutally attacked with an axe in the early hours of Wednesday morning in his home in Al Ras, Marj Al-Hamam, in the second gruesome assault to rock the Kingdom in less than two months.

Investigations indicated that the perpetrator entered Bahaa’s home with the intent to harm his father, with whom the perpetrator had financial disputes. Unable to find him, the perpetrator instead attacked Bahaa.

According to Bahaa’s uncle, the father disappeared four days ago and has not been heard from since.

The uncle also indicated that after being hit on the head with the axe, Bahaa “crawled onto the street where police officers found him.”

The Public Security Directorate (PSD) said it received a call shortly after midnight requesting medical treatment. When authorities arrived, they transported Bahaa to Al-Bashir Hospital, where he is now in stable condition.

An investigation team was formed to search for the perpetrator, who was found and arrested on a farm in south Amman hours later. Police say he has a criminal record in theft cases, and was referred to the judiciary for sentencing.

In October, a 16-year-old boy was violently attacked by a group of men in Zarqa who gouged out the victim’s eyes and severed off his forearms. Hearings for the case are underway.

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