The Indian foreign ministry (MEA) has confirmed that two Indians from Punjab, Satwinder Kumar of Hoshiarpur and Harjeet Singh of Ludhiana, were beheaded in Saudi Arabia on charges of murdering a fellow Indian.
The Indian embassy in Riyadh, however, was not informed by the Saudi authorities before the executions. The families of the both the deceased, who had gone to Saudi Arabia on work permits in 2013, may not get their bodies because of restrictions in place in that country.
Harjeet and Satwinder killed Imamuddin after a scuffle broke out between them over distribution of some money they had looted. A few days later, the two were arrested for drinking liquor and fighting. While deportation formalities were being completed, they were found to be linked to the murder.
Both went to Saudi Arabia in 2013 as a truck driver for a company called Al-Majid.