An Indonesian domestic worker who was accused of adding urine to her employer’s water bottle saw the charge against her dropped at the Tuen Mun Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.
Septiana Rahayu, 24, who was previously charged with one count of administering poison or other destructive or noxious substance with intent to injure, was making her second appearance in court, Apple Daily reported.
The court had earlier heard that the defendant added suspected urine into a water bottle and gave it to her female employer surnamed Tam in an apartment in Tuen Mun, the New Territories on May 26. Tam reportedly noticed an odd smell from the bottle when she took a sip.
The prosecutor said the domestic worker admitted under police caution that she had added urine to the water.
However, the prosecutor said that after laboratory testing, no urine was found in the water, and the charge was dropped.