Two Indians be-headed in Saudi Arabia over a murder charge
Two Indians have been beheaded in Saudi Arabia on charges of assassinating another Indian on 28 February upon which the Indian Embassy in Riyadh had not been informed. The foreign ministry confirmed that Satwinder Kumar and Harjeet Singh working in Saudi Arabia were executed on facing the charges of murdering a fellow Indian, Arif Imamuddin.
The family members of Satwinder and Harjeet who reside at Hoshiarpur and Ludhiana respectively might not receive the dead bodies of them as part of rules. The duo was killed after a fight over sharing of some money they have looted. They had been arrested a few days later on 9 December 2015 while drinking and fighting over which they were to be deported back.
The letter, signed by Prakash Chand, the director added that embassy officials used to visit the jail to know about the status of their trial. “But, both were executed on 28 February 2019, without informing the embassy. Several communications were made to the ministry of foreign affairs, Saudi Arabia, to get the mortal remains but Saudi Arabia, to get the mortal remains but Saudi system does not permit handing over the bodies of those executed to the embassy,” the letter said.
A petition was filed by Satwinder's wife Seema and on Monday. On this note, discussions were held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on getting bodies back. However, Saudi Arabia did not permit this.