Saudi police have arrested a man after he shot a male doctor shortly after he helped deliver his wife’s baby.
It is understood the suspect was angry that the hospital had allowed a male doctor, named locally as Muhannad al-Zabn, to treat his wife during birth. The man, who has not been named, is believed to have wanted a female doctor to deliver the baby and was upset that the male doctor would have seen his wife naked.
Dr Muhannad Al Zabn recuperating after the incident.
The baby was born in April at the King Fahad Medical City in the Saudi city of Riyadh, according to Gulf News. After the birth, the man reportedly travelled to the hospital and contacted Dr al-Zabn for a quick chat. The man said he wanted to thank Dr al-Zabn for delivering his wife's baby without any major complications. After meeting in the hospital's garden, the man reportedly pulled out a handgun and shot Dr al-Zabn. Following the attack, the father ran from the scene but was later tracked down and arrested by Saudi police. Dr al-Zabn was taken to the hospital’s intensive care unit and is now understood to be in a stable condition.