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Owner of lion that attacked Pinay maid in Kuwait faces charges


Charges have been filed against the employer of the Filipina domestic helper in Kuwait who died days after she was attacked by the employer's pet lion, a report on GMA News TV's “Balitanghali” said Wednesday.

The report said the Philippine embassy there has filed charges against the employer for negligence that led to the death of Lourdes Abejuela.

Citing lawyer Raul Dado, the embassy's charge d'affaires, the report said the two Kuwaiti siblings who are allegedly involved in the case have already been arrested.

While they were allowed to post bail, the embassy said those responsible for the incident will be made accountable.



It is also working on arrangements to fly Abejuela's remains back to the Philippines, the “Balitanghali” report said.

Abejuela was brought to a hospital after she was attacked by her employer's pet lion, which escaped from its cage after the Filipina fed it.

She was immediately discharged, but experienced headaches days later, prompting her employer to bring her back to the hospital, where she died December 10. —Rose-An Jessica Dioquino/KBK, GMA News