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Brother of girl stabbed by housemaid in Riyadh speaks out

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A brother, who watched helplessly the murder of his younger sister by an Ethiopian maid in Saudi Arabia, said the scars on his body are marks of courage, protecting his sister.

It was earlier reported how the maid attacked the two children while their mother was at work, killing the 11-year-old girl and wounding her 14-year-old brother Ali.

In his failed attempt to save his sister, the boy was stabbed in his chest and his stomach before he managed to escape to a nearby bathroom and phone his mother for help.

Speaking to Al Arabiya English, the mother said: “The criminal stole Ali's key, closed the door and left the key in the door as she was committing her crime. Ali was looking for the key and did not find it. He did not expect it to be left in the door of the house.”

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Ali added: “At the time of the crime, I managed to open the door and lock myself up without the maid noticing.”

The mother added: “I am proud of my son. Despite seeing his sister in this situation and despite being stabbed, he was self-composed and managed to open the door of the house.”

Ali has left the hospital as his medical condition has been improving, the mother said.