The Saudi Prince Turki Bin Saud Al-Kabir beheaded for murder in the capital of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh. The court found him guilty of killing his friend. It is the first time in the four decades of Saudi Arabia that the member of a royal family is executed.
Story Of Saudi Prince Turki Bin Saud Al-Kabir
According to the reports, the story of young Saudi Prince Turki Bin Saud Al-Kabir dates back to 2012. When he was in the “Thumama” place along with his two friends. On reaching, he saw two groups, who were engaged in the fight. On seeing this, the prince and his two friends left the cars. Meanwhile Prince pulled out his own weapon and started firing. But unfortunately his bullet targeted his friend Adil, who lost his life on the spot and the third friend faced injuries.
Saudi Prince Turki Bin Saud Al-Kabir Beheaded For Murder
The previous case of execution in the Saudi Arabia was about Faisal Bin Musaid Al Saud, who assassinated his uncle, King Faisal in 1975.
The current murder case was moved to the court. The family of prince tried to settle the dispute through blood money. Adil’s father stood his ground and fought for his son to behead Prince.
A New York Times article about that event said that some 10,000 people “watched silently as the executioner swung a sword with a golden hilt, but then thousands broke into chants of ‘God is great!’ and ‘Justice is done!’”. This is how Saudi Prince Turki Bin Saud Al-Kabir beheaded for murder.
A ministry statement carried on the state-run Saudi Press Agency warned. “Whoever dares to commit such a crime that the Shariah penalty is awaiting.” The ministry further added, “The Government is keen to keep order, stabilise security and bring about justice through implementing the rules prescribed by Allah,”
“The greatest thing is that the citizen sees the law applied to everyone, and that there are not big people and other small people,” Abdul-Rahman al-Lahim, a prominent Saudi lawyer, wrote on Twitter.
Now we can say that Saudi Arabia is among the world’s top executioners. It has strict rules for everything, which includes murder, drug trafficking, armed robbery, rape and apostasy. For all, the ultimate punishment is the death.