Egyptian mother kills son, cooks and eats parts of his head: Report

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An Egyptian mother strangled her five-year-old son to death, chopped his body into pieces, and cooked and ate parts of his head, local media reported on Friday.

After killing him, the 29-year-old woman identified as Hanaa, reportedly decapitated him and consumed parts of his head because she “wanted him to stay with her forever,” news website Masrawy quoted a security source as saying.


Police arrested Hanaa after discovering her son’s body parts in buckets in her house in the city of Faqus in the governorate of Ash Sharqiyah.

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Hanaa, who has been separated from her husband for several years, reportedly told the police that she did not intend to kill her son, Youssef, and that she “suffers from a mental illness” that drove her to kill him.

Proceedings against her are ongoing, Masrawy reported, adding that Hanaa will undergo a mental health evaluation.

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