Hunter kills Saudi woman mistaking her for monkey

A young Saudi hunter killed an old Saudi female shepherd and told police he shot her because he thought she was a monkey, a newspaper reported on Wednesday.

The 19-year-old man was on a hunting trip in a small village near the western Saudi town of Taif when he saw the woman breaking tree branches.

“He aimed his gun and shot. The bullet hit the woman in the chest. When the man came near her, he was shocked to find she is a woman,” Sabq daily said.

“He rushed her to hospital but she died later. Police arrested the man, who told them he killed her by mistake, thinking she was a monkey damaging the tree.”

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