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New twist in Kabad camel market brawl Deportation for those involved in fight

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 2: In a strange twist to the incident that happened at the Camel Market in Kabad last week - a brawl between Indians and Egyptians - which left one Egyptian dead and several others injured from both sides, some Indian newspapers quoting unnamed sources in Kuwait said the man died of cardiac arrest during the fight.

However, an official from the Indian Embassy said investigations by the Kuwaiti authorities are ongoing and was not in a position to comment on what has been published by the newspapers in India.

Meanwhile, the Indian government has taken up the matter with Kuwait’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, India’s External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said in another Indian newspaper.

The same newspaper quoting Akbaruddin said no Indian is in critical condition and stressed all Indians must abide by local laws. He went on to say India’s Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj is keeping herself abreast of the situation.

Another unidentified worker reportedly told The Tribute of India over the phone that the brawl happened when the Egyptians refused to allow the Indian worker to occupy a vacant seat on the bus.

At this point, the Egyptians who seemed well prepared started beating two Indians on the bus and when the bus reached the residential camp, both sides attacked each other with whatever they could lay their hands on.

Earlier it was reported the Ahmadi securitymen had arrested 14 Egyptians and 11 Indians who were engaged in a fistfight at the Camels Market in Kabad, resulting in the death of one Egyptian and injuries to several others.

The injuries included fractures and stab wounds and they were being treated at the Jahra, Sabah and Farwaniya hospitals. All those arrested were referred to the concerned security department for interrogation and other necessary legal action.

It was also reported the Ministry of Interior will deport some of those involved in the fight and the main suspect will be referred to the Public Prosecution.

By: Paul Francis X. Fernandes Arab Times Staff

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