‘MAID MADE TO DRINK BLEACH’

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

MANILA: A Philip­pine do­mes­tic worker has been hos­pi­talised in Saudi Ara­bia af­ter her em­ployer al­legedly forced her to drink bleach, the for­eign min­istry in Manila said on Mon­day. Agnes Man­cilla un­der­went emer­gency ab­dom­i­nal surgery af­ter she was taken, un­con­scious, to a hos­pi­tal in Saudi Ara­bia’s south­west­ern Jizan city on April 2, the min­istry said. “We are work­ing closely with au­thor­i­ties in Jizan.” The vic­tim is in “se­ri­ous but sta­ble con­di­tion” and Saudi po­lice have ar­rested her fe­male em­ployer, who has not been named, it added. – AFP

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