A 6-year-old Saudi schoolgirl, Reem al-Rushaidi was slaughtered by her stepmother outside her home in the eastern Al-Ahsa governorate.
The stepmother, who is said to be in her 30s, came on Monday to Rushaidi’s elementary school to take the young girl after she finished two of her classes only to kill her stepdaughter outside her home in Mahasin neighborhood.
A witness, who reported the gruesome incident, told Al Arabiya.net that he saw the stepmother slaughtering Rushaidi at 9 o’clock in the morning, which prompted him to “run after her [stepmother] but she managed to escape to her home.”
Spokesman for the eastern region Lieutenant Ziyad al-Raqeeti at 9 o’clock on Monday the police was notified that a 6-year-old citizen was killed and her corpse found near her home. The police also has found the knife used to slaughter the girl.
Local sources said that the killer is one among the four wives without providing details whether there was any issue between her and Rushaidi’s mother.
The sources also said that the stepmother did not show any remorse over her crime.