AMPANG - She came here looking for a better life but ended up being a human punching bag for her employer, who also brutally pulled out her teeth and shoved objects into her private parts.
According to police, the Indonesian maid suffered at the hands of her 47-year-old employer for over eight months, until she finally summoned the courage to ask for help.
The 32-year-old reportedly scribbled "Tolong, boss dera saya" (Help, my boss is abusing me) on a piece of paper and pasted it outside the door of her employer's apartment in Persiaran Pandan Jaya on Saturday.
Neighbours who saw the note called the police, who arrived in the evening to rescue the woman.
The maid is now recuperating at Ampang Hospital.
A source said the woman's injuries were horrific, adding that her face was "completely swollen" after being allegedly kicked and punched repeatedly.
"She also had two or three teeth missing, claiming that the suspect had pulled them out.
"On top of that, the woman also claimed her employer sexually abused her by putting objects into her private parts," said the source.
Ampang Jaya deputy OCPD Supt Mohd Nazri Zawawi confirmed that the maid's employer is under remand until Saturday to assist in investigations.
He said they had also arrested a friend of the suspect the following day, a 39-year-old woman.
"We are investigating if she had also been involved in the alleged abuse.
"She is also remanded until Dec 27," said Supt Mohd Nazri.