Indian brothers shot dead by Saudi national

Dubai, Oct 7: Two Indian expatriate brothers have been shot dead by a Saudi Arabian national following an argument at a workshop in the kingdom's Taif region. Mohammed Zakhir Ahmad (41) and Ahmad Yasin (46), hailing from Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh, died on the spot after being shot on Wednesday in Sail Al-Sagheer, a town about 200 km from Jeddah, Indian Consulate General in Jeddah S D Moorthy said.

A third brother escaped unhurt. The shooting took place at a small workshop where window grills and iron doors are made, Moorthy was quoted as saying by the Arab News. The Saudi national was running a motel in the same town where the killing took place. Moorthy said the attacker had given the workshop workers a job which they were unable to complete on time.

"On the fateful day, the Saudi had confronted them for not finishing the work as agreed," Moorthy told the newspaper. The argument led to a brawl and the Saudi took out a gun from his car and shot both the brothers. He was overpowered by bystanders and handed over to the police.


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