A father who was stabbed to death at his Brisbane home had been at evening prayers at his local mosque just hours before the attack.
The 34-year-old is believed to have gone outside to check the power at his Kuraby property around 12.30am on Wednesday while his young family were asleep inside.
He was found dead in the front yard of the house a short time later with multiple significant wounds from an unknown weapon, police said.
Earlier the man is believed to have attended evening prayers at the mosque just a few hundred metres from the house.
His wife and their four children, all reportedly aged under 10, were inside the house at the time of this attack and it’s understood the father had been stabbed multiple times.
His wife called police, who arrived and attempted to resuscitate the man and called paramedics, but he could not be saved.
Police have said the investigation is in the very early stages but described the father as a quiet family man and they cannot find any motive for the attack at this stage.
The father ran the local Indian restaurant and worked in IT, said a friend of 18 years who told Sunrise he was devastated by the news.
Queensland Police Detective Superintendent Tony Fleming said the father was found “on the ground in the front yard, he had suffered significant injuries”.
“They rendered assistance and called for the ambulance, sadly the man died, and at the moment we have detectives from the Brisbane region, homicide squad, scientific and a number of general duties offices conducting the investigation,” he said.