An Indian expatriate from Telangana, who was sentenced to death for murdering a Saudi national, is set to return home as a local businessman paid Saudi Riyal 1.3 million (approximately 1.80 cr) as blood money on his behalf to save him from the punishment.
Limbadri from Nizamabad of Telangana was arrested nine years ago when he pushed a Saudi national following a violent attack. The Saudi national succumbed to injuries in a hospital three days after the incident. Subsequently, a local court awarded Limbadri death penalty.
A Saudi businessman, Awad bin Guraiah Al Sami, offered the diyah to save Limbadri as Nizamabad MP K Kavitha had taken up the issue to external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj.
Last week, Telangana Jagruthi state general secretary Naveen Achari visited Limbadri’s family and informed them that Limbadri would be brought back in 15-20 days.
Diyah or blood money is the financial compensation paid to the victim or heirs of a victim in the cases of murder, bodily harm or property damage under the Islamic law.