BEIRUT: A 54-year-old Lebanese man was found dead in his house in Hadath, south of Beirut, Wednesday evening, a security source told The Daily Star.
Citing preliminary the investigation, the source said Dr. Hasan Hashem's charred body was found with multiple stab wounds after his house burned down around 1 p.m.
He was stabbed several times with a sharp object to the head, neck and chest, the autopsy report revealed.
Investigators believe the perpetrator set the house on fire to hide evidence, the source said, adding that Hashem's wife, daughter and son would be interrogated to determine involvement.
His wife and daughter had returned to the house earlier in the day and reportedly found the man's body in the house, which was destroyed by the fire.