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Tortured to death
An “Asian” maid working in Saudi Arabia was tortured and beaten to death by her Saudi employers. They claim she failed to follow their orders, reports Arab News.
August 25, 2009 11:38 by kippreport
A 28-year-old maid described only as “Asian” was beaten to death by her sponsor and his wife last Friday, a local daily reported on Monday.
Police confirmed reports the maid was brought to a local hospital in Jubail dead with multiple wounds and burns to her body and head. Police said an iron rod was used to beat and burn the maid.
Police have arrested the 36-year-old Saudi and his 29-year-old wife. The man confessed to beating the maid with an iron rod. He also said the rod was heated to burn the maid.
The couple claimed that they had to resort to the beatings because of the maid’s attitude. The husband justified his behavior saying the maid repeatedly failed to carry out his orders and also neglected work inside the house.
The husband, during the interrogation, cast doubts about the maid’s character, claiming that she did “indecent” things inside the house. He said he took the iron to the maid’s body after throwing water on her.
The man confessed that his wife joined him in torturing the maid more than once. A special team set up to investigate the murder transferred the employer’s wife to a women’s shelter in Al-Ahsa because she is not over 30. It is common to place women in detention in such shelters.
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