Maid suspected of stealing dies in police station

BESUT - A 42-year-old maid who was about to give her statement to the police after being accused of stealing from her employer collapsed and died at the Kampung Raja police station here at around 2.30pm today.

Acording to a source, the Indonesian maid from Java had been employed by a teacher in Kampung Seberang Jaya here since May 12 to look after his elderly mother.

However, the teacher suspected her of stealing after the family lost RM5,000 (S$1,395).

The employer brought her along to the police station when he lodged a report at the Kampung Raja police station at 2.30pm.

The case was classified under Section 381 of the Penal Code for theft by a domestic help.

The source said while waiting to be questioned by the investigating officer, the maid suddenly fell to the floor and died. The maid's body was sent to the Besut Hospital for a post mortem.

Meanwhile state Criminal Investigation Department chief Assistant Commissioner K Manoharan confirmed the case and said the police were waiting for the post mortem result to determine the cause of death.