Maid ends life at Saudi employer's home

President says practice is closely linked to the nation's self-esteem and dignity. (File)

An African housemaid committed suicide by hanging herself with a piece of cloth at her employer’s house in Saudi Arabia.

Her employer had to smash the door of the maid’s bedroom at his house in the northwestern Jouf town after she failed to answer his calls and banging on the door.

Police said they were investigating the incident to determine the maid’s motives for committing a suicide.

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