6-y-o Boy Beheaded in Saudi Arabia by Taxi Driver in Front of Screaming Mother

A-six-year-old boy was beheaded with a piece of broken glass in front of his screaming mum, a campaign group has claimed.

Shia Rights Watch says that “in an unprecedented incident” the child, Zakaria al-Jaber, was brutally killed in Saudi Arabia after he was confirmed to be a Shia Muslim.

TMV, which has posted footage of the murdered boy’s funeral on its website, claims he was killed in broad daylight in the city of Medina last Thursday, The Sun reported.

The broadcaster reports that officials in Saudi Arabia said the taxi driver has mental health issues.

However, local residents have claimed it was an “act of sectarianism because the boy was from a Shia Muslim background”.