A Kuwaiti man who trains animals used a knife to kill a lion to avenge the death of his friend, who was mauled by the lion.
The trainer had left the lion at a rest house and gone to a nearby grocery in the Northeastern town of Hafr Al Batin, leaving the lion tied there.
“When he returned, he found that the lion had broken loose and attacked his friend, who died on the way to hospital,” ‘Ajel’ daily said.
“He went mad when he learned his friend died. He got a knife and killed his lion to avenge his friend’s death.”
Lion kills man in Saudi
A lioness which had apparently fled its owner killed a Kuwaiti man who was dining at a rest house in the Gulf kingdom on Tuesday.
Customers fled in panic when they saw the predator entering the rest house in the Northeastern town of Hafr Al Batin but the Kuwaiti was grabbed by the lion inside.
“The Kuwaiti was mauled by the lioness. He was rushed to hospital but died on the way,” the Arabic language daily 'Sabq' said.
It said police and civil defence unit were besieging the area on Tuesday morning to control the lion.