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African maid 'stabs' 10-year-old girl to death

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An Ethiopian maid suspected of killing a 10-year-old girl in Riyadh was arrested pending an investigation, according to Sabq.

The expat woman reportedly attacked the child and stabbed her to death in the family’s house in Laban neighbourhood in the Saudi capital.

The suspect is also accused of attacking the girl’s 13-year-old brother and attempting to stab him to death too.

The boy, who sustained serious injuries, was admitted to the intensive care unit.

Civil defence personnel, who were alerted by passers-by after hearing the children's screams, had to break the door open and rescue the brother.

They arrested the Ethiopian woman who reportedly locked herself in a bathroom. She was referred to competent authorities for investigation.

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