Filipino Domestic Helper Stabbed Dead By Saudi Employer

A Filipino domestic worker has been reportedly stabbed to death by her Saudi employer, a report by Asia Times said, quoting a Facebook post.

According to a post by Facebook  user FireWood Fairudz Fernandez, her close friend Norkisah Abedin Lymanh reportedly wanted to return home as she is about to complete her employment contract. Her netizen friend narrated, that her employer is against her plan.

Fernandez said the employer stabbed Lymanh to death but told police that she had killed herself. She said Lymanh’s corpse would be repatriated to Manila on May 14. She added that the employer did not allow Lymanh to use her mobile phone. She was only allowed to speak to her family in the Philippines when she sent them money.

On Lymanh’s passport she is listed as 26 years old. This, however, did not match a report documentation issued by Dirab Police Station had Lymanh as 30, with her name spelt as “Nour Kishia”. Fernandez said an uncle sought to visit the remains of the dead relative, but his request was denied as their identities did not match. There were plans to bury the maid’s remains in Saudi Arabia, the friend said.

“His housemaid, NOUR KISHIA, age 30 years has stabbed herself by a knife (sic) to her chest inside the kitchen in their house,” the police report said.

Fernandez urged people to share her post in the hope it would reach the Philippine government.

As of press time, there have been no reports in the media about the maid’s death or statements from the Philippine Embassy.