25 September 2018

Maid abuse case: Remand of two siblings extended for 7 days

Maid abuse case: Remand of two siblings extended for 7 days
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Police today obtained an order to extend for seven days the remand of two siblings who allegedly abused their Indonesian maid to death at Taman Kota Permai 2 here last Sunday.

Seberang Perai Tengah (SPT) district police chief ACP Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid said the suspects, a 39-year-old man and his 36-year-old sister, both sales promoters, were brought to the Magistrate’s Court here today to obtain an extension order of their remand.

They were arrested on Monday on Feb 10 in connection with the death of the Indonesian maid and were ordered to be in remand for four days from Feb 11. The order expired today.

Nik Rozhan said police were waiting for the postmortem report on the maid to complete investigation of the case, espected in two or three days.

With the arrest of the two siblings and their mother, police believed the case is resolved, he said.

Yesterday, head of the National Agency for Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers, Nusron Wahid, was reported by the Jakarta-based Kompas news portal as saying that the scars on the maid’s arm were believed to be from animal bites.

Adelina Lisio, 28, who sustained serious bodily injuries, including cuts and brusises or the body, died during treatment at the Bukit Mertajam Hospital at 4.45 pm last Sunday and the body was sent to Seberang Jaya Hospital (HSJ) for postmortem.

The woman was found at about 8 pm on Saturday after the police received a report on the alleged abuse from a man, who is also an aide to Bukit Mertajam Member of Parliament Steven Lim.

Meanwhile, Indonesian vice-consul general in Penang, Osrinikita Zubhana said the consulate had managed to contact Adelina’s family in Nusa Tenggara .

Adelina’s body is still at HSJ because the police have yet to complete its investigation, she said.

She said she expected the body to be handed over to the consulate tomorrow at the earliest, following which it would be send back to Adelina’s village as requested by her family.


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