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Woman arrested after a video of her abusing a maid goes viral

Bahrain News
Fri, 10 Aug 2018
GDN Online Desk

A WOMAN has been remanded in custody for allegedly abusing her housemaid, the police said yesterday.

An investigation was launched after a video circulating online showed the domestic worker being beaten up by a woman.

Muharraq Governorate deputy prosecutor Amer Al Amer said the maid gave a statement in which she claimed her Bahraini sponsor’s daughter abused her.

On questioning, the suspect confessed to committing the act after which she was charged with assault and ordered detained.

The GDN reported yesterday the Labour Market Regulatory Authority notified the Public Prosecution after the video went viral.

The video shows the Ethiopian maid being kicked, slapped and punched by a woman, who threatens to hit her everyday, while a man asks her why she had gone out with a man.

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