Date
26 March 2017
The domestic helper was taken to hospital after she hanged herself at Rambler Crest in Tsing Yi. Photos: Wikipedia, internet
The domestic helper was taken to hospital after she hanged herself at Rambler Crest in Tsing Yi. Photos: Wikipedia, internet

Filipino maid kills herself over relationship problems

A Filipino domestic helper killed herself Monday morning in the flat where she worked.

The 35-year-old maid, named Janette, hanged herself with a scarf in the toilet of the flat in Tower 3 of Rambler Crest in Tsing Yi at around 10 a.m., Sing Pao reported Tuesday.

Her 42-year-old female employer, who noticed that the maid had been silent in the toilet for a long time, knocked on the door.

She pushed it open the door and found her helper unconscious. She called the police.

The maid was sent to Yan Chai Hospital in Tsuen Wan where she was certified dead.

No suicide note was found, but police heard from on-site sources that the domestic helper was depressed owing to problems in a personal relationship.

Police do not suspect foul play.

EJ Insight supports efforts to help people deal with depression and related issues. Here is the 24-hour multilingual suicide prevention hotline of The Samaritans: +852 2896 0000 (or email [email protected]).

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