A Saudi house in the city of Riyadh blew open with the cries of a young child when their housemaid had attempted to slice his throat. A young child was stabbed several times by the housemaid, who was a proper attempt to kill the child by stabbing him with a knife over and over again. It was not long that the cries of the three-year-old echoed in the entire house causing the mother to be alarmed and rushing upstairs to the room where she had left her child fast asleep an hour ago. As she entered the room, she found the housemaid holding a knife and her baby filled in a pool of blood crying.[irp]
The maid didn’t stop there and continued on finishing what she had started, but the mother reached the moment in time enough to wrestle the maid and get the knife out of her hands. She was left breathless on the floor and in the meantime, mother escaped the house with her injured baby shouting for help. In that time, she had come across a driver who quickly took the woman and her bleeding child to the hospital while the men in the neighborhood tried to grab hold of the retarded woman who tried to take the life of an innocent child. The child was brought to the hospital just in time that the doctors could save his life. The doctors later said the child was incredibly lucky and it was a miracle that he had survived the injuries to his throat, mouth, his shoulder and the stabs to his back.
After questioning a relative, it was found out that the mother had hired her only 5 days ago and she had seemed a lot suspicious. She did not do the house chores properly and she also kept mumbling over and over again. That day was her day 5 in the house of her owners. The mother had said that while she had been wrestling her, she kept saying “death” over and over again as if she was under some trance.
After full investigation prior to the incident, a lot of thoughts have been processed regarding what could have possibly provoked the maid to behead the young child. It wasn’t for ransom and what harm could have a 3-year-old done to a mature woman? Others have also directed the incident towards something spiritual and sacrificing, more of black magic, but it still is just a thought that could be connected to the incident.[irp]
The incident has raised red flags within the Kingdom and asked women and owners to think several times before employing a maid or helped, being fully sure about their work and their fitness. Apart from that, there has been great concern regarding the safety of children amongst the presence of their maids and mothers are advised to not leave their infants or children within their care, without their supervision.
Source: Gulf News