November 3rd, 2012
A mother in Cardiff, Britain has killed her 7-year-old son after getting angry when he had difficulty learning the Quran, The Telegraph has reported.
The boy reportedly died from injures due to his mother’s beatings. It was first thought that he had died in a house fire, after the mother set his body on fire in order to get rid of the evidence.
The true cause of death was revealed following a post-mortem investigation.
The boy’s parents wanted their son to be a “hafız,” or one who has memorized the entire Quran, according to reports.
“I was trying to teach him the Quran,” the mother reportedly told police. “I was getting more and more frustrated. If he didn’t read it properly I would be very angry — I would hit him.”
The trial of the two parents continues.