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Aden - Yasmine El Tohamy - Local reports stated that the woman, identified as Nada Al-Qahtani, was shot by her brother while travelling on a bus to university in the Eastern Province of Dammam. Two other women and the driver were injured in the attack.
In what appeared to be regret over the shooting, Nada was rushed to hospital by her brother, but doctors were unable to save her local reports said. Nada was buried on Wednesday, Saudi daily Okaz said.
"On Tuesday, security forces arrested the man who shot at a vehicle in the Fakhriya district, killing one woman and injuring two citizens and the driver who is of Indian nationality," Saudi Press Agency reported.
"The case has been referred to the public prosecution," the report added.
Numerous local reports, which could not be independently verified, suggested that Nada was target of an honour killing. It was unclear what her brother had accused her of.
The incident sparked outrage on social media platforms this week as the Arabic hashtag #Nada_AlQahtani quickly gaining traction.
Saudi activist Amal Al-Shahrani posted a video responding to news of the incident, in which she slammed the culture of honour killings and violence against women.
"I tried to contain myself as much as possible, but I could not with the increase in honour killings and violence [against women]," Shahrani said.
She announced solidarity with victims of abuse and directed her anger at a society "that allows people who commit crimes against women in the name of honour".
Others slammed the "barbaric" and senseless killing.
"The brother [who is] a scruffy hooligan kills his sister in cold blood and steals her life [must be punished] even if waived by his family," tweeted
يا الله رحمتك ..اللهم ارحمها واغفر لها وعوضها شبابها #ندي_القحطاني— حليمة مُظفّر (@halimamuthffar) January 22, 2020
في هذه القصة نقيضان ..
أخ وضيع همجي يقتل أخته بدم بارد ويسرق حياتها فيجب القصاص منه حتى وإن تنازلت اسرته وهو المتوقع!
وأخ شهم محب لأخته يسعى جاهدا وبتفاني من كل اتجاه لإنقاذها وحفظ حياتها شفاها الله
"If the murder escapes justice, then someone else will dare to spill blood. Only punishing these criminals will protect the rule of law," tweeted
#ندي_القحطاني— عبدالرحمن اللاحم (@allahim) January 22, 2020
شيء مؤلم ما حدث
رحمها الله رحمة واسعة
إذا فلت المجرم من سيف العدالة؛ فإنه سيجرأ غيره على استباحة الدماء .
الضرب بالسيف على رقاب هؤلاء السفهاء المجرمين ؛سيحمي سلطة القانون.
"The story repeats itself. We must take away weapons from the hands of tribes and ban them from possession! The most important thing is that the murder is punished in front of everyone!" tweeted
#روان_السعدي #ندى_القحطاني— سعاد الشمري (@SouadALshammary) January 22, 2020
يجب مصادرة السلاح من أيدي القبائل
ومنع حيازته نهائياً
القاتل يحب ان يصلب تعزيرا امام الناس
ولا يقبل تنازل اصحاب الدم انقاذا للمجتمع وصيانة لأمن الوطن وقوة الدوله ⚖️🗡
Last year, an alleged attempted "honour killing" of Saudi citizen Rahaf Mohammed was thwarted after the teenager's pleas for help received international media attention, enabling her to escape the kingdom.
In 2008, a Saudi woman was killed by her father after she was caught "chatting" with a man on Facebook. The killing garnered public attention after a Saudi cleric made reference to the case while criticising the social media platform for the strife it caused.
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