Egyptian clubs father to death to cure headache

Wanted to “change the blood in his head:


An Egyptian man has been admitted to a mental hospital after he killed his father with repeated blows to the head to cure his headache, Egyptian state news agency MENA said on Wednesday.

Mustafa Said Khalil Ibrahim, 37, clubbed his elderly father over the head 25 times to "change the blood in his head and cure him of a chronic headache," MENA said, adding the man said his father had requested the radical treatment.

The man had initially been charged with manslaughter by a prosecutor in the Nile Delta province of Sharqiya, but a doctor later declared him insane.