Published: Wednesday September 26, 2012 MYT 9:41:00 PM
Updated: Wednesday September 26, 2012 MYT 10:20:36 PM
Couple held over abuse of maid
By MOHD FARHAAN SHAH
JOHOR BARU: A husband and wife have been detained by the police to assist in investigations of alleged abuse of an Indonesian maid.
It is learnt that the couple, in their 20s, was arrested in Batu Pahat after they fled from their home in Taman D'Utama here to avoid being detained by the police.
It is believed that the couple had used hot water, a hot ladle and a hockey stick to abuse their maid.
Johor Baru (North) OCPD Asst Comm Ruslan Hassan said police arrested the couple at their relative's house at Rengit in Batu Pahat on Monday night around 9pm.
"After they avoided arrest twice, we learned that they were hiding in Batu Pahat. However, we managed to locate them.
"They turned themselves in after police arrived at the house," he said Wednesday.
He added that the couple was being remanded for seven days to assist in the investigations.
The case was being investigated under Section 326 of the Penal Code for causing harm using weapons, which provides for a jail sentence of up to 20 years and a fine or whipping upon conviction.
ACP Ruslan added that the maid was still receiving treatment for her injuries at the Hospital Sultanah Aminah.
It was recently reported that the 24-year-old maid had run away from her employers after being allegedly abused by them for the past nine months.
She claimed that her employers would get angry with her over minor things and beat her up.
Bosses beat me with hockey stick'