Saudi Arabia’s feared religious police arrested a 28-year-old man for having an affair with 28 women, a newspaper reported on Monday.
Members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice had watched the man for days following complaints by some women that he was extorting them by threatening to publicise their pictures he has in his mobile phone, the Arabic language daily Kabar said.
It said the Commission members were watching the man when he sneaked into a woman’s house in the western town of Taif just after her husband left for work.
“They waited for him for two hours…when he was leaving that house, they seized him…the woman then told them that he was extorting her,” it said, adding that the man later confessed to having an affair with 28 women in the city.
Businessman accused of trying to kill maid
A businessman is standing trial in Dubai on charges of trying to murder a housemaid with whom he had an affair for nearly two years.
The maid told court in Dubai on Sunday that the defendant had called her one night and asked her to make dinner for him.
He then dropped a knife on the floor on purpose and asked her to pick it up. When she had the knife in her hand, he jumped at her, snatched the knife off and charged the maid after accusing her of trying to kill him.
“I ran away and hid in the back garden until the morning…when it was light, he saw me and rushed towards me with the knife,” she said.
According to Albayan newspaper, the unnamed businessman,39, stabbed the maid in the neck and other parts of the body.
The paper said the maid was taken to hospital suffering from injuries in some parts of her body but did not make clear how she was saved.
Husband kills wife over Facebook contact with man
An Egyptian man killed his wife after suspecting that she has been in touch with another man through Facebook, newspapers reported on Monday.
The 36-year-old man strangled his wife following a heated argument triggered by his discovery of messages from a “stranger” to his 25-year-old wife.
“He killed her then sat near her body for a while….his children, aged two and four years, kept trying to wake their mother up while he was silent,” the papers said, quoting police spokesman Brigadier Musfir al Jaeed.
Jaeed said the woman arrived in Saudi Arabia nearly five months ago to join her husband, who works in the western Red Sea port of Jeddah.
He said the man, a teacher at a Jeddah school, handed himself to the police and confessed to murdering his wife.
Man held after setting up checkpoint
Shoppers in a key Saudi city paled as they saw a man holding a talkie-talkie waving for them to stand in line and produce their identity papers.
The unknown man was standing in the middle of the road near a shopping mall in the eastern town of Dammam, prompting many other passers by to take another way to avert being questioned.
“After a while, a police patrol arrived and people waiting to be checked by the man got even more worried,” Sabq daily said.
“To their surprise, the police men did not come their way…they just headed towards the man and arrested him.”
Man’s thumb saved after caught in electric mixer
Saudi civil defence men had to saw off many parts of an electric mixer to save the thumb of an Indian restaurant worker after it was caught in the machine.
Civil defence units were called by the restaurant in the western Red Sea town of Jeddah after the 42-year-old worker failed to release his finger which got stuck inside while cleaning the mixer, Sabq newspaper said.
“They managed to pull his thump out but it suffered from injuries…..he was taken to the hospital for treatment,” it said.