BUKIT MERTAJAM: A horrifying video footage that has emerged of a maid being beaten up by a woman has gone viral on social media. The more than two minute video showed the woman, in her 50s, repeatedly stomping on the victim before hitting her with a stick. It was not immediately known where the video was taken and who had captured it. The victim could be seen crying and begging for mercy from the woman, and many had jumped to conclusion that it was that of Indonesian maid, Adelina Lisao, 26, who died following repeated abuse by her employer on Feb 11. However, police have since denied that the video was that of Adelina being abused.
Seberang Prai Tengah district police chief Assistant Commissioner Nik Ros Azhan Nik Ab Hamid said the video had nothing to do with Adelina and urged the people not to spread rumours. NSTP file pic /AMIR IRSYAD OMAR
Seberang Prai Tengah district police chief Assistant Commissioner Nik Ros Azhan Nik Ab Hamid said the video had nothing to do with Adelina and urged the people not to spread rumours. It was reported that Adelina was rescued from her employer’s home at Taman Kota Permai, Bukit Mertajam on Feb 10 after it was reported that she was physically abused and made to sleep on the porch with a dog. She was found with severe injuries on her head and face, and infected wounds on her hands and legs. Adelina died the following day at the Seberang Jaya Hospital after suffering multiple organ failure linked to anaemia. On Wednesday, her employer, M.A.S. Ambika, 59, was charged at the Bukit Mertajam magistrate’s court with her murder while Ambika’s daughter, R. Jayavartiny, 32, faced a charge of employing Adelina illegally at the same court. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd