Date
24 March 2017
The domestic helper had only recently started working for her employer at Avignon in Tuen Mun. Photo: HKEJ
The domestic helper had only recently started working for her employer at Avignon in Tuen Mun. Photo: HKEJ

Newly arrived domestic helper jumps to death in Tuen Mun

A 24-year-old female domestic helper jumped from the rooftop of an apartment building at Avignon, a residential estate in Tuen Mun, on Sunday.

Police investigators found a letter on the site, apparently from the maid, talking about being unhappy in view of family and work-related issues, news website hk01.com reports.

The maid’s employer had reported her missing earlier in the day. 

Police said she had worked for only a brief period of time with the employer, having arrived in Hong Kong just recently.

A police source said the maid was apparently suffering from homesickness.

She was from Indonesia, Sing Tao Daily reported.

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