PAKISTANI murder victim Moshin Bhatti was brutally stabbed to death by a crazed Somali national.
Sources have told Dthat Bhatti had tried to get away from telling him: “You crazy man. I am fed up with you crazies. Just leave me alone.”
Minutes later as Mr Bhatti walked down Botanic Avenue in south Belfast around 5 am on Thursday morning, his one time Somali friend turned on him.
The source said: “This guy just ran at him with two knicves, shouting this Jihadi war cry and then stabbed him repeatedly. He gutted him like a fish.
“According to those who examined the scene, it was horrific. All his insides were just lying out on the pavement. It was a savage and unprovoked attack.”
A 32-year-old Somalian man arrested as part of the investigation was sectioned on Thursday night while in police custody.
He has now been detained under the Mental Health Order and transferred to a secure hospital.
Det Ch Insp Richard Campbell said: “Mohsin Bhatti’s relatives have been informed of the tragedy and we are liaising with them.
“Our enquiries are continuing and we are releasing a photo of Mohsin as part of the investigation. I want to hear from anyone who saw or spoke with Mohsin during Wednesday or in the early hours of Thursday morning before he was stabbed.”
Officers had been called to the area after a member of the public rang police to report that a man was lying on the road in Botanic Avenue with a number of injuries.
Police have said Mr Bhatti may have been involved in a row in a nearby flat that spilled out onto the street.
They have also carried out an examination of a flat in India Street, a short distance from where the victim was found.
Two knives were recovered from the murder scene.