Friday, Sep 19, 2014Friday, Sep 19, 2014
SE Asia
 
INFOGRAPHIC

Hong Kong police interview 'tortured' Indonesian maid

Published on Jan 21, 2014 8:08 PM
 
Indonesian domestic helper Erwiana Sulistyaningsih lies in a bed while being treated at a hospital in Sragen, Indonesia's Central Java province, on Jan 17, 2014. Hong Kong police on Tuesday interviewed Ms Sulistyaningsih, who was allegedly tortured by her employer, as Indonesia's president phoned the domestic worker to express his sorrow at the "tragedy". -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

SRAGEN, Indonesia (AFP) - Hong Kong police on Tuesday interviewed an Indonesian maid allegedly tortured by her employer, who is now under arrest in the Chinese city, as Indonesia's president phoned the domestic worker to express his sorrow at the "tragedy".

The interview and phone call came a day after police in Hong Kong detained the 44-year-old woman accused of abusing Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, as she attempted to board a flight to Thailand at the city's airport.

Ms Sulistyaningsih, 23, was reportedly abused over a period of eight months while employed by the woman and was in a critical condition on her return to Indonesia earlier this month.

One of her doctors told AFP on Tuesday that she was still unable to walk following the mistreatment, which included having her head smashed repeatedly against a wall.


-- INFOGRAPHIC: AFP

 
If you are not a subscriber, you can get instant, unlimited access here

Videos