27-11-2022 04:07 AM Jerusalem Timing

Saudi Arabians among 3 Dead in India Prison Fight

Saudi Arabians among 3 Dead in India Prison Fight

Three prisoners including two Saudi Arabian nationals were killed in a fight in a jail in India’s remote northeastern state of Manipur, officials said.

PoliceThree prisoners including two Saudi Arabian nationals were killed in a fight in a jail in India's remote northeastern state of Manipur, officials said.

A police spokesman said the incident took place just before dawn at the Manipur central jail in the state capital Imphal.

"Two Saudi prisoners attacked and killed another inmate lodged in the same cell, and on hearing about the incident other inmates counter-attacked and killed the two foreign jail inmates," P. Doungel, the state's additional director general of police told reporters.

The two Saudi nationals -- Sushak Yusuf Ahmed and Abdul Salam -- were facing trial on charges of entering the country without valid travel documents after being arrested in 2013.