Saudi consulate in US looking into student’s death

Saudi consulate in US looking into student’s death
The consulate added that it will clarify the cause of death immediately after the final report is published. (Supplied)
Updated 18 February 2019

Saudi consulate in US looking into student’s death

Saudi consulate in US looking into student’s death
  • The consulate has appointed an attorney to follow up the investigation into the cause of Al-Barqi’s death

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia Consulate General in Los Angeles is following up on the investigation into the cause of death of Saudi scholarship student Bandar Al-Barqi, the consulate said in a statement on Saturday.

The consulate confirmed that it consulate has started dealing with the case, according to the directives of Saudi Ambassador to the US, Prince Khalid bin Salman.

Bandar Bin Amer Bin Ali Al-Barqi was found dead in his apartment on Feb. 1 in San Diego, California.

The statement added that the consulate is continuously following up with the investigation into the cause of death of the student, pointing out that it has appointed an attorney to follow up the case.

The consulate said that the case is still under investigation and the final report has not yet been issued by local authorities on the cause of death.

The consulate pointed out that it has not issued any statement related to the death of the student as some newspapers in the Kingdom reported, confirming that it will clarify the cause of death immediately after the issuance of the final report.