Woman killed Indonesian maid with wooden cane, Abu Dhabi court hears

A forensic report revealed the maid suffered fractures on her head, bruises on her arms and broken teeth.

ABU DHABI// A woman beat her maid to death with a wooden cane, a court heard on Sunday.

Emirati S M denies causing her death claimed the Indonesian killed herself and had a history of trying to commit suicide by cutting her wrists.

The maid’s body was found dead in a bathtub, and forensics found fractures to her head, broken teeth and bruises on her arms and legs.

On the day of her death, the employer called her huband, who was in Oman, to say the maid was lying motionless in the bathtub. He called his relatives, who found the body.

The employer was arrested and admitted to police she had severely beaten the maid because she had been lazy.

The husband had been charged with assisting his wife and police were suspicious as to whether he was in Oman at the time, but the charges were dropped before the case went to court.

The wife’s defence lawyer, Nashwa Al Kubaissy, asked the Criminal Court for an adjournment to track down the maid’s blood relatives.

She also said her legal team was waiting for the death certificate to be issued.

The case was adjourned until February 20.

hdajani@thenational.ae

Published: January 26, 2014 04:00 AM

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