Saudi motorist killed in religious police chase

A Saudi motorist died and a passenger was wounded on Tuesday when a religious police vehicle crashed into their car during a hot pursuit in Riyadh, a newspaper reported.

By (AFP)

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Published: Wed 25 Sep 2013, 11:54 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 6:07 PM

A patrol of the police, known unofficially as Mutawaa, chased two young men travelling in a sedan before crashing into their vehicle, forcing it off an overpass and onto a lower-level road, Al Hayat daily reported.

The patrol vehicle fled the scene instantly, the daily said.

“We pray to Allah to forgive the dead,” said Mohammed Al Shraimi, assistant spokesman of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, the official name of the Mutawaa.



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