Indian stabs to death Saudi national

Riyadh, March 14: An expatriate Indian in Saudi Arabia stabbed a young Saudi to death at a rest house on a highway, media reported.

The victim, who was in his 20s, was found bleeding inside the kitchen of a rest house on the Riyadh-Dammam highway with two severe stabs to his chest, Arab News reported Friday.

The report did not say when the person was killed.

The defendant, who suffered head injuries, however, told investigators that this was an act of self-defence.

He said the man threatened to kill him with a pistol, took the money in his possession at gunpoint and beat him on his head with the back of the pistol.

The Indian said he then fled to the kitchen, where he took out a knife and stabbed the victim.

Police found both the pistol and the knife in the room.

The expatriate has been admitted to hospital for treatment, after which he will be sent to police custody for further investigation.