Emirati baby ‘tortured by maid’ in Sharjah

A nine-month-old Emirati girl was admitted to Al Qasimi hospital after allegedly being tortured by her family’s maid in Sharjah, police said.

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SHARJAH // A nine-month-old Emirati girl was admitted to Al Qasimi hospital after allegedly being tortured by her family’s maid in Sharjah, police said.

Sharjah Police command centre were tipped off about the incident after the girl was admitted to the intensive care unit suffering from bruises and injuries.

Police have taken the family’s Indonesian maid into custody.

Last year, a 3-year-old boy was severely burnt after the family’s Indonesian maid poured acid on the adopted boy in the bathroom.

The maid was found guilty by Sharjah Court of Appeal and sentenced to 15 years in prison.

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