Filipina maid charged with killing her baby

DUBAI — The Public Prosecution has charged a Filipina maid with killing her one-month-old baby.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Fri 16 Feb 2007, 12:32 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 2:32 AM

The Filipina, identified as E.L., had brought her baby, who was profusely bleeding, to Rashid Hospital on December 18, 2006. The doctors at the hospital declared the baby brought dead. Accordingly, they informed the police authorities about the incident.

The Filipina told the police that she was carrying her baby to the toilet when she fell to the ground and got injured. She said she noticed the bleeding only the following day.

However, as the investigations proceeded, the Filipina's account of the events were found to be fabricated. Medical reports confirmed that the baby had been battered to death.

The baby, as per the reports, had been hit all over her body, particularly in the stomach and head. The baby's nose was scratched too, and she had bruises all over her little body. The baby had suffered several fractures, and her brain was damaged after being hit by a hard object.

When interrogated, the family sponsoring the maid said the accused had told them that she had got pregnant after being raped by a foreman in her country before travelling to the UAE.

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