Pok Oi Hospital in Yuen Long in the New Territories. Photo: Google Maps

A 31-year-old domestic worker was arrested by Hong Kong police and charged with child abuse on Wednesday. The maid’s 32-year-old female employer called police after she suspected the domestic worker had abused her three-year-old son in an apartment in Yuen Long in the New Territories, Oriental Daily reported.

The Oriental Daily report did not mention the nationality of the domestic worker. The incident is alleged to have happened in an apartment in The Spectra, a private housing block at 8 Kwong Yip Street in Yuen Long.

The employer told police she suspected the domestic worker hit her son with her hands. Police arrived and found the boy had no injuries, but he was taken to Pok Oi Hospital for medical checks before being transferred to Tuen Mun Hospital for a further check.

The domestic worker has been detained by police while an investigation is being carried out.

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