Saudis sentenced to death for burying Indian workers alive

Three nationals claimed to be under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time of crime
Saudis sentenced to death for burying Indian workers alive
By Staff writer
Wed 25 May 2016 01:37 PM

Three Saudi nationals have been sentenced to death by the General Court in Al-Taif for murdering and burying alive five Indian workers.

Officials found a mass grave in a farm located in the city of Safwa, where the labourers were buried four years ago, reported local media.

Police arrested one of the defendants following a criminal investigation that revealed he took part in the illegal production and distribution of alcohol allegedly run by the victims.

The suspect then informed authorities about his accomplices, who were serving jail time for other criminal charges.

The three suspects confessed to the crime and said they were under the effect of drugs and alcohol when they forced the workers to take ‘Al Rosh’ drugs before tying them up, beating them and burying them alive in a 1.5-metre hole.

They claimed the victims allegedly harassed one of their daughters and other women.

Forensic experts revealed that the victims were aged in 30s and 40s at the time of their deaths.

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