Indonesian maid executed for murdering Saudi woman

The family of the deceased woman made the decision that Siti Zainab should be served with the death penalty. (AFP)

Siti Zainab, an Indonesian housemaid convicted of murdering Saudi woman Noura Bint Abdullah Al-Morobei, was executed in Madinah on Tuesday, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Interior.

Siti was found guilty of committing a number of crimes, including stabbing Noura with knife several times, hitting the victim’s head with kettle, pouring hot water on her body and spraying insecticide on her face, the Saudi Press Agency said.

After the murder, she put the victim’s body in a bag and dragged it into the bathroom.

The convict’s execution was delayed until all the children of the victim reached the required age to decide whether to forgive the murderer or seek the death sentence. The victims’ family asked for the death sentence to be carried out, the ministry statement added.

Indonesia four years ago announced a moratorium on sending migrant workers to the Kingdom, but two years ago the two countries signed an agreement to resume the recruitment of Indonesian domestic workers. The agreement provides a unified work contract for domestic workers as set by the Saudi and Indonesian sides. The employment of domestic workers will be done only through recruitment companies that are authorized by both countries.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:45 - GMT 06:45