In the latest such case, two Saudi Arabian women have been arrested for the death of an Indonesian migrant worker, Indonesian consular official Didi Wahyudi said.
In a text message to the Jakarta Globe, Didi said the victim, Darwasih Udin, 37, was taken to King Faisal Hospital in Mecca on Tuesday.
An autopsy showed that Darwasih suffered severe injuries to her head, as well as to other parts of her body, he said.
Didi said two of the victim’s employers, both women, were being held on suspicion of causing the death.
In an unrelated case, another Indonesian women was found hanged in the bathroom of her employer’s home in Madina, the Saudi Gazette reported.
Police are not treating the death as suspicious, the paper said.
A spokesman for Median Police said an investigation would focus on establishing the “motives that led the woman to put an end to her life.”