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Pinay maid found hanging in employers' home in UAE

July 12, 2011 2:23pm
Police in the United Arab Emirates are looking into the death of a Filipino housemaid found hanging inside the house of her employers in the Ajman area Monday, a report said Tuesday.

The employers of the 28-year-old Filipina claimed the maid committed suicide, news site Khaleej Times reported.

The employers wondered why she had to commit suicide “after treating the Filipina well," the report said. The victim is survived by her two children and disabled husband.

The Filipina’s employers also narrated they had asked her to accompany them to visit a relative. They said she entered the bathroom and did not come out after more than an hour.

When they opened the door to ask her to hurry, they could not find her, according to them, adding that they later found the maid hanging from a cord attached to the balcony’s ceiling.

The employers said they cut the cord and contacted the police, who rushed the maid to the hospital. However, she died before reaching the hospital.

On the other hand, the Khaleej Times report quoted the maid’s agency as saying the maid overheard the woman of the house and her son talking about overspending.

The report said the maid thought of running away because she may have thought the family was accusing her of theft.

No foul play

Meanwhile, UAE police said they found no foul play in the death of a Filipina saleswoman who hanged herself in her apartment in Abu Shaghara last June, Khaleej Times reported earlier this week.

The 25-year-old Filipina had been found hanging from the ceiling of the balcony of her apartment last June 25.

Close relatives said the woman had been suffering from depression due to “personal problems." the report said.

The Khaleej Times report did not name the woman, but described her as a saleswoman of a company selling ready-to-wear clothes in Sharjah.

Investigation showed the woman used a plastic cord to hang herself, according to the report. — JE, GMA News
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