Saudi diplomat shot dead in Bangladesh

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 15:37

Dhaka: A 45-year-old Saudi diplomat was shot
dead near his home early on Tuesday in the Bangladeshi capital.

Khalaf al Ali, working as the second secretary of the
embassy, was shot once in the left chest, Nurul Alam,
assistant commissioner (Patrol) of Gulshan Division said.

"One of our diplomatic staff was killed near his house in
Gulshan this morning. This is sad," Saudi Ambassador to
Bangladesh Dr Abdullah Al Bussairy confirmed, Daily Star
reported.

Police could not immediately ascertain the motive behind
the killing.

The Saudi Embassy has sent a note verbal (official
communication) in which it has demanded proper inquiry into
the murder, the paper reported.

"We hope the government will catch the killers,"
Ambassador Bussairy said.

The government of Bangladesh has told the Saudi
Ambassador that it will conduct an all-out inquiry into the
killing and ensure exemplary punishment to the persons
involved.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 15:37

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