asian family keeps body

A family from Asia kept the dead body of a relative in their flat, fearing penalty for violating immigration laws in Saudi Arabia, Sabq newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Building residents of the western Makkah town informed police after foul smell of the dead woman’s body pervaded their apartments.

After police raided the apartment, the body was taken to the hospital morgue. Investigations showed that no criminal act was involved. The family decided to keep the dead body in their home , fearing penalties after violating the residence laws of Saudi Arabia.