Ethiopia police hunt for house maid in murder attempt

Police in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa are hunting for a house maid accused of attempting to murder a mother and her two children.

Police in Ethiopia
Police in Ethiopia

The crime took place on Tuesday after midnight, the Addis police commission spokesman said.

“The suspect tried to kill the mother by hitting her on the head using a metal stick and stabbed the two kids on the neck and face,” said Fassika Fenta.

The incident, which is rare in Ethiopia, has shocked many people and is trending on social media.

The maid is now on the run and the motive of the alleged attack still remains unclear.

Mr Fassika told BBC Tigrinya that the mother and her children are in hospital in a stable condition. BBC News