Saudi youth jumps to his death to avoid morality police

Published May 28th, 2015 - 06:36 GMT

A young man in his 20s died of his wounds after jumping from the roof of a residential building in an attempt to escape from a team of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) in Buraidah, Al-Qassim region.

Sources told Okaz/Saudi Gazette that the young man, who was running away from Haia men, entered the building in an attempt to escape from them.

When he saw the Haia members following him he climbed the stairs to the roof and jumped.

Spokesman of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice in Al-Qassim Abdullah Al-Mansoor said: “The Haia team received a report that a young man had climbed the stairs of a building in Buraidah city.

The suspect noticed the Haia members following him, so he jumped from the roof of the building. He was rushed to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The pertinent procedures are underway.”


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