Indian maid in Malaysia found dead
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An Indian maid was found hanging from a ceiling fan in her employer's house in Malaysia, the second case of sudden death involving an Indian worker in the northeast Georgetown district this year.
The body was discovered at 11 pm last night by a neighbor who was asked to check on the maid by the employer, who was away travelling to Kuala Lumpur.
The incident was reported in the Georgetown district of Penang state.
The woman, who was in her 40s, was yet to be identified as her document was believed to have been kept by her employer, police chief Gan Kong Meng said today, Star online reported.
The body was discovered at 11 pm last night by a neighbor who was asked by the employer to check on the maid.
Police did not suspect foul play and have classified the case as sudden death, he said, adding that the body was sent to the Penang Hospital.
Gan added this was the second case of sudden death involving Indian maids reported in the northeast district so far this year, state-owned Bernama news agency said.
In May, a 25-year-old Indian maid from Punjab was found dead with 90 per cent burns on her body in Malaysia's Penang state in what appeared to be a suicide case.
Malaysia, a country of 28 million people with a mix of three races including eight per cent ethnic Indians, relies heavily on foreign workers and maids.
Though the reason for last night's death has not yet been announced by police, in the past there have been several cases of maid abuse.
Indonesia, a major source for maids in his country, banned its women from going to Malaysia three years ago to work as maids after cases of maid abuse surfaced. Though the ban has been removed this year, large batches of maids are still to arrive here.
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