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Qatar hands death penalty to Nepali
Jun 5, 2018-
A court in Qatar has sentenced a Nepali worker death penalty by a firing squad for murdering a Qatari citizen Umair Mohammed Umair Al Ramzani Al-Nauimi.
A joint bench of Primary Court (Criminal) presided by Judge Mustafa Al Bedahewi sentenced the capital punishment to Anil Chaudhary of Aurahi-1, Mahottari in Province 2.
Local police arrested Chaudhary in the first week of April, 2017 for his alleged involvement in the murder of the Qatari national.The Nepali Embassy in Qatar has filed an appeal at the Supreme Court of Qatar seeking to save the life of the convicted. Prior to the incident, Chaudhary was working at a car wash company as a general labourer. Chaudhary is now lodged in Central Jail, Doha.
The Nepali Embassy in Qatar has sought Qatari Riyals 30,000 (around Rs 888,533.77 @ QR1= Rs 29.61) from the Nepal government as legal fees to defend Chaudhary in the Supreme Court.The Foreign Ministry has forwarded the request to Labour Ministry that has forward it to Foreign Employment Promotion Board where the matter is being discussed.This is the first instance of a Nepali killing a local in Qatar. However, 10 Nepali migrant workers convicted of killing a fellow Nepali are serving their respective jail sentences in Qatar prison.
Published: 05-06-2018 07:00