Three maids end life in Saudi capital in a week

Three housemaids committed a suicide by hanging themselves at their employers’ houses in the Saudi capital Riyadh in less than a week.

Two Ethiopian maids were found hanged by the ceiling fan at home while an Indonesian was found with her neck tied to the window.

“Police are still investigating these separate suicide cases which took place in Riyadh in just six days,” Kabar newspaper said.

Scores of Asian and African domestic workers have been reported to have committed a suicide in Saudi Arabia over the past years because of mistreatment and other factors. Other maids were involved in murdering or injuring their employers.

Saudi Arabia, the world’s top oil exporter, is the largest Arab base for foreign domestic workers, with hundreds of thousands of maids from Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and other countries working in the Gulf Kingdom of nearly 28 million people.

 

Print
  • Twitter
  • submit to reddit
comments powered by Disqus

Most Popular on Emirates 24|7

Videos

Follow
Emirates 24|7

Follow
Emirates 24|7
Pinterest Facebook Facebook Twitter RSS

Latest jobs available

More jobs on Emirates 24|7

Technology

Property

Most Popular on Emirates 24|7