KUWAIT CITY, Aug 13: A case has been filed against an 18-year-old Kuwaiti girl for torturing to death a housemaid from Madagascar who was on a hunger strike for one week.
According to security sources, the victim was in a bad health condition when she was taken to Farwaniya Hospital by the daughter of her sponsor.
Doctors tried to save her life but in vain. However, they noticed some scalds on her body and reported this to the police.
The forensics report revealed that the victim was tortured, the scalds were caused by boiling water, and she was subjected to starvation. Securitymen questioned the girl and she admitted to throwing hot water on the housemaid. She explained that her father had travelled overseas and left her some money. However, she was shocked when she found out money was missing. She then believed that the maid had stolen the money.
That was why she threw hot water on the maid and assaulted her the next day. Even though she did not stop the housemaid from eating food, the latter refused to eat or drink for a week, which in turn affected her health. She denied the accusation and remained silent the rest of the time.
By Mishal Al-Sanousi Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies