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05 March 2024

'Witch' maid accused of trying to destroy family

By Staff

Saudi Arabia’s feared religious police arrested an Asian housemaid after her employers accused her of causing the death of their child and seeking to destroy the family through witchcraft.

The family in the central town of Alartawiyah said the maid was behind the death of their little girl and the paralysis of her elder sister, 8.

The father told the members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice that they found paper and nails in the hair of some family members and were told by mosque preachers they were magic spells.

"The maid confessed that she was involved in magic work at the family….she was arrested and taken to prison,” Okaz daily said.