Saudi man sentenced to beheading for drifting deathsJune 30, 2012 by: Nishant Panwar
Driving is fun, driving fast is exciting, performing stunts and other tricks is mind-blowing but all this cannot be counted above the life of any individual.
A Saudi man, named Mutannish in reports, of thirties has been sentenced to death for the death of two onlookers’ death during a driving demonstration of Hagwalah – the wild displays of drifting that people are used to seeing from that part of the world. The accident happened during the show when one person was hit by the car and he fell on to the other person killing them both. Situations could had been different if the driver would had provided any assistance to the victims and not fled from the place.
His death sentence is most likely influenced by the fact that he fled away from the spot and went into hiding and moreover he had already been charged by the death of an onlooker on a previous event.
Although the charges weren’t disclosed but reports say that the Kingdom treats such incidents as criminally negligent homicide. Every place treats such kind of charges with different penalties and punishments. Just like in the United States depending on the states a driver in the same situation is charged with anything from vehicular manslaughter to first-degree vehicular homicide. Thirty years in prison for vehicular homicide is the penalty in Minnesota whereas in Alabama the same charge is sent off with just a 5 years prison and in Florida a maximum of 30 years imprisonment is given before the additional charges and previous offenses are taken into consideration.
Well as everyone is aware that the death sentenced carried out in Saudi is unique in the entire world’s eyes so you won’t be surprised if you come to know that this death sentence will be carried out by beheading the culprit with a sword however when he will receive it is still unknown. Nor is it known whether the verdict can be appealed as was the case of another Saudi man who was first sentenced to death but later on his death sentence was reduced to 3000 lashes, 20 years imprisonment and lifetime driving ban.
No one knows when the judgment day is set for this man but one thing is for sure that sometimes being just a mere spectator to the world’s coolest events can be dangerous too.