Date
23 September 2017
A 6-year-old girl was taken to Ruttonjee Hospital after suffering bruises due to suspected ill-treatment by a domestic helper. Photo: Google Maps
A 6-year-old girl was taken to Ruttonjee Hospital after suffering bruises due to suspected ill-treatment by a domestic helper. Photo: Google Maps

Maid arrested for ill-treating employer’s daughter

A domestic helper was arrested on Wednesday after she allegedly ill-treated her employer’s six-year-old daughter.

The maid, aged 44, was arrested by the police at 8 pm after her employer — a person surnamed Lee — found redness and swelling on his daughter’s hands, RTHK reports.

Lee suspects the maid subjected the child to physical punishment during a trip to the Wan Chai Market earlier in the day.

He reported the matter to the police, who are treating it as a case of suspected child abuse.

The young girl, meanwhile, has been sent to Ruttonjee Hospital for medical care.

According to news portal hk01.com, the maid is a Filipino who has been working in Hong Kong.

The crime investigation unit of Wan Chai police is following up on the case.

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