Thursday September 27, 2012
Police detain couple over alleged maid abuse
JOHOR BARU: A husband and wife have been detained by police to assist in investigations into the alleged abuse of an Indonesian maid.
It is learnt that the couple, in their 20s, was arrested in Batu Pahat after they ran from their home in Taman D'Utama here to avoid being detained by the police.
It is also 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 in Rengit, Batu Pahat, on Monday at around 9pm.
He added that the suspects were being remanded for seven days to assist in investigations.
ACP Ruslan also said yesterday that the maid was still being treated for her injuries at the Hospital Sultanah Aminah.
It was reported that the 24-year-old maid had run away from her employers after being abused by them for the past nine months.