Saudi man shoots male doctor for assisting wife's labor
The pair proceeded to meet in the hospital garden to talk about the delivery when the father unveiled a firearm and shot at the doctor, seriously wounded him.
The father ran from the scene but Saudi police later arrested him. Health workers transferred Al Zabn to the hospital’s intensive care unit but he is now in a stable condition.
Bassam Al Buraikan, spokesperson for the King Fahad Medical City hospital confirmed the incident to Gulf News and said that authorities were conducting an investigation using evidence from the scene of the shooting.
The incident divided opinion online, with most supporting the doctor but some questioning why the father was put in such a position.
One Twitter user wrote: “Just when you thought ‘jealousy’ can’t get worse.”
A prominent Arab Twitter user Ahmad S. Algarni asked why the hospital did not meet the request of the jealous father.