Two Arrested on Burning Woman’s Car in Makkah

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Two people were arrested on Wednesday in Saudi Arabia after a woman’s car was set on fire.

Salma AL Sherif, a 31-year-old cashier based near the holy city of Makkah, told local media that her car had been deliberately set alight.

Sherif said she faced abuse from men in her neighborhood soon after she began driving.

The burning car caught the attention of the neighbor just before dawn on  Monday, who immediately informed the victim and her family.

Authorities in Makkah have arrested two people in connection with the incident.

According to the report, one of the men bought gasoline at a garage and asked the other to help him set the car alight.

Meanwhile, Saudis throughout the country and across the social spectrum have rushed to offer support and comfort to the victim of the arson attack, with one supporter even offering to get Al-Sharif a vehicle, the report said.