Kuwaitis in shock after police officer went on a killing spree

August 5, 2011
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Four Asians died when a Kuwaiti police officer went on a killing spree in Sa’ad Al Abdullah, Kabad and Salmi on the first day of Ramadan, Kuwaiti media reported.

Securitymen rushed to Kabad after receiving a call from a water tanker driver who saw the bodies of two Asians inside a barn that belonged to the family of the alleged killer.

The officers immediately launched a manhunt for the suspect, who was arrested three hours later in the Sabah Health Area near the Psychiatric Hospital, Arab Times daily reported.

The suspect reportedly admitted to the crime and told the police that he used a shotgun to kill the two Asian barn workers, a janitor and a tea-boy, after he found them eating 10 minutes before iftar, the breaking of the fast in Ramadan.

He also reportedly told police that he killed another Asian labourer in his father’s house in Sa’ad Al Abdullah and one in Salmi. He also tried killing his father’s domestic helper, an Ethiopian, but she managed to run to her room before he fired at her.

The suspect did not explain the reasons for killing the two Asians in Sa’ad Al Abdullah and Salmi or the motive for attempting to murder the domestic helper.

A security source quoted by the daily, said the suspect, an interior ministry employee, was on a sick leave after he suffered from mental illness and had been at the Psychiatric Hospital for two weeks.

The unidentified source said that the hospital staff should not have released the suspect who was allegedly on a two-year remedy and that any disruption in his treatment might cause him to engage in horrible acts, the daily reported.

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