A man in Kuwait who discovered flirtatious messages on his sister's mobile phone shaved off her hair in anger, and had to be stopped by the police before he could completely shave off her head.

He reportedly had his doubts about the sister and managed to sift through the contents of her inbox.

Upon finding the messages, he confronted her, but she told him that they were classmates.

According to Kuwaiti daily Al Watan, the infuriated brother was not convinced and he started shaving off her hair to punish her despite pleas from their worried mother, Gulf News reported.

The sister eventually managed to call the police who appeased the brother and reconciled the siblings.