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24 July 2024

Two jailed, to be lashed for trying to rape boy

By Staff

A Saudi court sentenced two men for six months in prison and 240 lashes each for kidnapping a boy and trying to rape him, a newspaper in the Gulf Kingdom reported on Sunday.

The two unnamed men snatched the 20-year-old boy as he stepped out of his house in the eastern province of Qatif and took him to a deserted area, Sharq Arabic language daily said.

“They stripped him off and photographed him naked with their mobiles before trying to rape him…but he fled,” it said, adding that police are looking for a third accomplice.