Dubai: A 35-year old Egyptian working as an English teacher in one of Saudi Arabia’s schools was shot dead by one of his students, local media reported.
Hani Abdul Tawab succumbed to his injuries in a hospital in Riyadh after being wounded by gunfire following an altercation with one of his students.
The incident took place after a 13-year-old student was not satisfied with his marks in an examination, which sparked an altercation between him and the teacher. The student waited for the teacher outside the school along with his 16-year-old brother where they shot the teacher in the head.
Abdul Tawab spent almost a week inside the intensive care unit before he succumbed to his wounds.
The Egyptian government confirmed the death of its citizen, Hani Abdul Tawab, expressing its confidence in the Saudi judiciary and punishing the perpetrators.
In a statement, the Minister of State for Immigration and Egyptian Affairs Abroad, Nabila Makram Abdul Shaheed, expressed “her sincere condolences to the family of the Egyptian teacher.”
Makram confirmed that “investigations into the accident will be pursued in coordination with the Egyptian embassy in Riyadh, as well as with the Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation to expedite the return of the body to the homeland at the request of his family.”
The Egyptian minister highlighted her “confidence in the Saudi judiciary, adding that the perpetrator will receive his penalty in accordance with the laws governing the Kingdom.”