Tuesday, 30 November 2021 11:56 GMT

Vietnamese maid arrested for alleged infant abuse in Macau


(MENAFN- Asia Times)

A 32-year-old Vietnamese domestic worker was arrested by Macau police for allegedly abusing a six-month-old baby in an apartment on the island of Taipa.

On Saturday, medical staff from Hospital Conde S Januário reported to police that a six-month-old boy had been admitted to the hospital the day before and was in serious condition, Exmoo News reported.

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A medical examination found that the boy was bleeding in the brain and eyes, and it was later confirmed that he had suffered from abusive head trauma, or shaken infant syndrome.

Judiciary Police officers arrested the baby's caregiver, a Vietnamese domestic worker, in an apartment in Taipa Grande at 2pm on Sunday on suspicion of negligence causing bodily harm.

It was understood that the boy's father is a local businessman who employed the domestic worker last year through an employment agency to take care of the baby boy.

The baby is in critical condition at the hospital.

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