Coronavirus Pandemic: Man Arrested For Spitting On Trolleys In Saudi Arabia May Face Death Penalty

Coronavirus Pandemic: Man Arrested For Spitting On Trolleys In Saudi Arabia May Face Death PenaltySaudi Arabia Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the United Nations. (Nicolas Asfouri - Pool/Getty Images)

If sources are to be believed, a Saudi Arabian man, who was caught spitting at shopping trolleys in a mall in Saudi Arabia’s north-western region of Hail, could face death sentence if convicted, reports Gulfnews.

The unidentified man was arrested and interrogated to ascertain the motive behind the action.

It should be noted that the gulf country is battling coronavirus and has reported over 2,000 positive cases.

According to Saudi online newspaper Ajel, "His act is considered among major crimes. This behaviour is religiously and legally condemned. It is regarded as imparting corruption by deliberately seeking to spread the coronavirus epidemic among members of society and stirring panic among them.”

The report further states that the punishment may go up to death penalty for the accused.