An African housemaid stabbed her old sponsor to death in Al Khafji district of Saudi Arabia yesterday.
The crime went viral on social media, and many called on the authorities to punish the housemaid severely.
The crime came to light when the old woman’s son came to visit her. He got worried when nobody opened the door for a long time or answered the phone.
He then called Civil Defence to help him open the door. When they broke the door open, they found his mother's dead body and the housemaid missing from the house.
A spokesman from Al Khafji police station said they started searching for the housemaid and found her hiding in a place close to the victim's house.
The housemaid confessed of stabbing the old woman to death after an argument. She was referred to the public prosecution for further investigation.