Police Say The Woman Being Kicked Repeatedly In A Viral Video Is Not The Abused Indo Maid
The video has been shared by Malaysians on Facebook groups.
A slightly over two-minute-long video, which has been widely shared on Facebook groups by Malaysians, shows an elderly woman brutally assaulting a girl, believed to be a maid, by repeatedly kicking and hitting her with a wooden stick
The video also shows the elderly woman violently stomp on the girl's neck repeatedly. She then uses her foot to press her head against the surface.
After a while, another woman steps out from the house. However, she doesn't even bother to interfere and goes about doing her task while the girl is being assaulted.
The elderly woman, who had stopped, possibly from the exhaustion of beating the girl, is then handed a wooden stick, which she uses to hit the girl repeatedly with.
While it's not known where the video was taken or who shot it, Malaysians who shared it on Facebook claimed that the girl being assaulted in the video is the abused Indonesian maid, Adelina
Adelina was an Indonesian maid, who died at the Bukit Mertajam Hospital in Penang on 11 February after being repeatedly abused by her employers.
Adelina was rescued from her employer’s home at Taman Kota Permai on 10 February. She had bruises on her face, head and had serious injuries on her arms and legs.
She suffered daily abuse and was constantly scolded and beaten up. They forced her to sleep on the porch with their dog and would only provide occasional meals.
However, Seberang Prai Tengah district police chief Assistant Commissioner Nik Ros Azhan Nik Ab Hamid has denied the claims that the woman being assaulted in the video is the Indonesian maid
He said that police had studied the viral video and confirmed that it was not filmed at the location where Adelina's alleged abuse took place.
"We have also confirmed that the women in the video are not the accused in the (Adelina's) case," Hamid said, according to The Star Online.
The Assistant Commissioner also urged people not to spread rumours.
When asked about the woman in the video, Hamid told The Star Online that no police report had been lodged over the video so far
"We have no lead on where the video was filmed," he told The Star Online.