BUKIT MERTAJAM: Penang police have denied claims that a video clip, which has gone viral on social media, is related to the abuse of Indonesian maid Adelina Lisao.
The 2.13-min clip, which has been widely shared, shows an elderly woman repeatedly kicking and stepping on a younger woman’s head.
Another woman is later seen walking out from the house and pouring a pail of water close to the younger woman.
The video also shows the older woman hitting the younger woman with a wooden stick several times.
Central Seberang Prai OCPD Asst Comm Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid said police had studied the viral video and confirmed that it was not filmed at the location where Adelina’s alleged abuse took place.
“We have also confirmed that the women in the video are not the accused in the (Adelina’s) case,” he said when contacted on Saturday.
ACP Nik Ros Azhan said no police report had been lodged over the video so far.
“We have no lead on where the video was filmed,” he said.
S. Ambika, 59, Adelina’s employer, has been charged with murdering the Indonesian domestic worker. Ambika’s daughter R. Jayavartiny, 32, has meanwhile been charged with hiring Adelina, knowing that the latter had no valid pass.
Adelina was found sleeping on the porch with wounds on her body when she was rescued from the home of the accused. She died on Feb 11.