(MENAFN - Arab News) An Indian salesman who got into an argument while trying to reach a bargain with Saudi customers died in hospital in the Central Province on Saturday evening.
Fifty-four-year-old Abdul Samad, an expatriate from Kerala in India and working as a salesman in an electronic and electrical appliance shop in the old souk in Majamah town on Qassim Road, was pronounced dead at King Khaled Hospital where he was being treated for shock.
Some Saudi youth had come to Abdul Samad's shop to purchase an electrical heater during lunch hour. His 13-year-old son, Sultan studying in Majamah International Indian School, was in the shop when the incident occurred.
In the absence of Abdul Samad, an argument between the customers and Sultan ensued over the price of the electrical heater which quickly turned violent with Sultan sustaining injuries. Hearing the noise, Abdul Samad ran into the shop to rescue his bleeding son, but he was also attacked. Although he was not hurt, the shock of the attack led to health issues and he was rushed to hospital.
"Abdul Samad died after four days of being admitted to the King Khaled Hospital," a resident told Arab News.