(MENAFN - Arab News) An ethiopian housemaid in her thirties allegedly murdered her employer a saudi woman in her fifties in the village of sideen 150 km south of taif police said.
Local media quoted police sources as saying that the maid waited until the husband left for work in the morning
The sources said that it was likely that she used an ax to hit the back of the victim's head while she was performing the noon prayer.
When the woman's son came home from work he found his mother lying in a pool of blood. by the time he took her to hospital she was dead
Lt. col. ati al-qurashi spokesman for makkah police said that a police station in the area received a report that a housemaid had attacked her employer.
The police went to the spot but found that the woman was already dead. they later arrested the housemaid an african national in her thirties and found sr7000 riyals in her possession
Preliminary investigations indicate that the motive behind the murder was theft.
'the woman was apprehended and referred to the competent authority for further action" al-qurashi said.
The sources said that the housemaid had been in the employment of the saudi woman for about 14 months and that she had been treated well. they said that there were no fights among the family members or with the housemaid. she had also been receiving her monthly pay and financial entitlements regularly.