A tooth for a tooth

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A Saudi man who admitted knocking a tooth out  of his mother’s mouth after punching her has been told he will have the same  tooth broken as punishment.

The unnamed man was also sentenced to five  years in jail and 2,400 lashes to be given out at a rate of 40 every 10 days in  a local marketplace.

The man, in his 30s, was arrested after his  mother contacted the police asking them to rescue her after the  attack.

While his mother was taken to hospital,  police took the son before the courts, according to the Saudi paper Okaz. 

The judge, Turki Al Qarni,  issued the ruling after a medical report showed the son was mentally stable, and  had not taken drugs or drunk alcohol.

The ruling is based on a verse from the Koran  which reads: ‘And We ordained therein for them: A life for a life, an eye for an  eye, a nose for a nose, an ear for an ear, a tooth for a tooth’.

In Arabic countries it is typical for harsher  sentences to be handed out for attacks against parents, as the Koran holds them  in high regard.

According to Gulf News, last year, a judge in  the Red Sea city of Jeddah sentenced a man who had beaten his mother and broken  her arm to remain in jail until she agreed to let him out.

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