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Indian worker, convicted for murdering his sponsor, beheaded in Saudi Arabia

An Indian worker, convicted of murdering his Saudi sponsor, has been executed in the Gulf kingdom.

Riyadh |
January 31, 2014 12:22:31 pm

An Indian worker, convicted of murdering his Saudi sponsor, has been executed in the Gulf kingdom.

Muhammad Latif was beheaded on Thursday after being found guilty by a local court of killing his sponsor Dhafir Al-Dossari by hitting him with an iron rod during a dispute, according to the Interior Ministry.

He then hid the body in an abandoned well, the Ministry was quoted as saying by state-run SPA news agency.

The court had earlier postponed the execution until the minor sons of the sponsor are old enough to agree to the verdict.

This was the third execution this year in oil-rich Saudi Arabia, that practices a strict version of Shariah law under which rape, murder, apostasy, armed robbery and drug trafficking are all punishable by death.

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