MALAYSIA – The Indonesian maid who was severely abused by her employers before she was rescued by the police has been confirmed dead.
The victim is reported to pass away when receiving further treatments for her injuries at Bukit Mertajam Hospital on February 11.
When she was first rescued by the police, the Indonesian maid, Adelina, 21, suffered from severe injuries at her head, face and infected wounds at both of her hands and legs after allegedly abused by her employers at Taman Kota Permai in Bukit Mertajam.
Her suffering ended when the local residents found out about her circumstances and lodged a police report.
The victim who was in charge to take care of her employers’ mother slept outside with only a thin mat as her bed.
One local resident is reported to have asked the 60-year-old woman who is the mother of Adelina’s employer to take Adelina to the hospital but the woman scolded the resident and told him to not engage in their personal matters.
When asked about how Adelina suffered from the serious injuries, her employers said that it was caused by the harsh cleaning products she used to unblock the pipe.
According to the reports from the local residents, the victim was often scolded by the employers and slept in her underwear
Seberang Perai Tengah police district chief, Commissioner Assistant Nik Ros Azhan Nik Ab Hamid said that the police have detained two siblings aged 36 and 39 respectively for further investigation.
The police are still waiting for the autopsy results.
The case, which was initially investigated under Section 324 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt, may be probed under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder, pending results of the ongoing investigation.