Stragglers to mosque prayer shot dead for being late

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.


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