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Bangladeshi shot dead at Saudi mosque for being late with call to pray

Bangladeshi reportedly shot by the Saudi muezzin, who also twice shot an Indian worker, who survived

Bangladeshi shot dead at Saudi mosque for being late with call to pray
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A Saudi muezzin shot dead a Bangladeshi worker and injured another after they failed to make the call to pray on time, Arab News has reported.

Mohammed Rafiq Tajul Islam, 32, had been responsible for the adhan (call to pray) at a mosque in Ortawwiyah, near Riyadh, but was late to the Asr prayers on Sunday afternoon.

Police found his body in a pool of blood, with an Indian worker who had suffered two gunshot wounds also nearby.

The Indian, whose identity has not been revealed, underwent treatment in hospital and was in a stable condition, the newspaper said.

The muezzin was arrested. Police said he had been a psychiatric patient at a nearby hospital, Arab News reported.

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