An employer has been charged with assault for throwing a hot-water bottle at his maid in Tsuen Wan. Photo: Google Maps, Wikimedia Commons

Police arrested a 35-year-old local man for allegedly assaulting his domestic worker on Saturday night with a hot-water bottle.

The employer surnamed Pang who lives in a flat at Luk Yeung Sun Chuen in Tsuen Wan in the New Territories asked his 36-year-old Filipina domestic worker to get a hot-water bottle for him at midnight, Oriental Daily reported.

The employer claimed the water in the hot-water bottle wasn’t hot enough and allegedly threw it back at her. However, the bottle’s stopper came out and the hot water scalded the domestic worker’s shoulder. Her skin immediately turned red.

The domestic worker called her friend and pleaded for help. Her friend then reported the case to police.

Police and paramedics arrived and sent the domestic worker to hospital for medical treatment and arrested the employer for alleged common assault and detained him for further investigation.

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