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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