In a great act of kindness, a Saudi national has saved an Indian expatriate from death sentence by paying SR 1.3 million (2.35 crore Rupees) as blood money.
Limbadri, an Indian worker from Telangana, never had it in his wildest dreams that he would escape death sentence especially after he had spent eight years behind bars waiting for execution.
A Saudi court had sentenced him to capital punishment on charges of killing a Saudi national during a fight.
With the date of execution coming closer, Awad bin Guraiah Al-Yami, a Saudi businessman, intervened with the family of the victim to pardon the killer.
According to Saudi Gazette Al-Yami offered the victim’s family SR 1.3 million as diyah (blood money)
Al-Yami’s efforts became fruitful when the family accepted the blood money and pardoned Limbadri.
The court endorsed the pardon and the Indian worker is now waiting to be released from prison.
Limbadri was working in a farm in Najran.