KUWAIT: Ministry of Interior summoned for questioning a policeman who was seen in a video acting improperly toward an expatriate standing in line to receive the coronavirus vaccine inside a mall on Monday. Interior Ministry Relations and Security Information department said in an official statement: “This is an individual behavior that is unacceptable by the security establishment that works to preserve the rights and duties of citizens and expats, adding that there is no one above the law.”

Suspect released
The public prosecution released an Egyptian woman who fought with her husband, who died during the fight in their Salmiya apartment. The woman insisted she did not stab her husband, and only injured his hand while defending herself, adding he collapsed all of a sudden, Al-Rai Arabic daily reported yesterday. The prosecution summoned the two neighbors who entered the flat to take their testimony. Preliminary reports indicate that the man died of a cardiac arrest.

Mirqab blaze
Firemen fought a blaze reported in a Mirqab building Monday evening. The building was evacuated and no injuries were reported, Kuwait Fire Force said in a statement to the press. An investigation was opened to reveal the cause of the fire.

Five sentenced
The cassation court sentenced a Kuwaiti lawyer and four Egyptians to 15 years in jail for kidnapping, stealing and blackmailing lawyer Saud Al-Halfi, reported Al-Rai. The court said the suspects kidnapped the victim and took him from his office to a Farwaniya stable after handcuffing and blindfolding him, with the intention to harm and blackmail him.

The court said the use of violence against the victim caused him injuries as described in a medical report. The suspects claimed they were detectives during the incident and acted as such. The first accused took pictures of the victim while beating him.