Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Tamoy Garra

A Filipino domestic worker in Riyadh has claimed she was stabbed by an unknown person while asleep in her bedroom early this month.

Rosemarie Marcial Santos posted a photo on Facebook of her bloodied hand and said she was stabbed while she was asleep, Kwentong OFW reported. But she could not identify the attacker.

In the photo, posted on January 4, her left hand was full of blood and she seemed to be in pain.

Santos expressed anger and said she wanted to go home to see her children in the Philippines as it was a mistake to come to Saudi Arabia. She said she wanted to live longer.

She was traumatized by the incident and feared her throat could be cut next time, The Pinoy OFW reported.

The post went viral with netizens expressing concern and telling Santos to report her case to the Philippine Overseas Labor Office.

However, the post was removed for unknown reasons.

On January 7, Santos denied a Facebook post which said she was given assistance and returning to the Philippines. She said she is still in Riyadh. Further details on her circumstances are not known.

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