Wo Che Estate in Sha Tin, the New Territories. Photo: Google Maps

A 77-year-old woman was arrested for alleged assault causing bodily harm to a domestic worker on Friday evening in the New Territories.

Police arrested the elderly woman surnamed Lee in a flat at Wo Che Estate in Sha Tin after receiving a report that an Indonesian maid working in the flat was suspected to have been abused, Oriental Daily reported.

It was understood that the maid, who was bleeding and had injuries to her hands, went to a neighbor after the assault and asked them for help. The neighbor reported the case to police.

The Indonesian worker was sent to Prince of Wales Hospital in Sha Tin for medical treatment.

The neighbor told the media the maid had been employed for two months but her elderly employer had a very bad attitude toward her. Besides scolding, the old woman purportedly hit the worker.

Sha Tin Police are following up the case.

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