Saudi executes Pakistani murderer of Indonesian couple

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Wednesday executed a Pakistani convicted of murdering an Indonesian couple.


The interior ministry said Amal Jan Hajji had been found guilty of killing Bambang Sukyato and his wife Suryati Widyastuti.

He broke into their home and beat them with a metal object, it said, without giving a motive for the killing.

Indonesian embassy officials could not be immediately reached.

Authorities carried out the sentence against Hajji in Riyadh.

According to AFP tallies, he is the 139th foreigner or Saudi executed in the kingdom this year, compared with 87 in 2014.