Maid reported to police over ‘cold bath’ for children
But after making inquiries officers found the 2 kids didn't have a 'cold bath' and the mother had a dispute with the domestic worker over her contract
A 36-year-old woman has reported her maid to police for allegedly bathing her two children with cold water in Chai Wan on Tuesday.
The woman surnamed Lui, found her 31-year-old domestic worker planning to bath her daughter, aged 4, and one-year-old son at 9am in a flat in Bayview Park on Hong Man Street in Chai Wan, Headline Daily reported.
However, the mother discovered that the maid only had cold water in the bathtub and had not added any warmer water.
Hong Kong has been suffering a cold snap recently and temperatures in urban areas dropped to 8 degrees Celsius on Tuesday morning.
The woman reported the case to police as she suspected that the domestic worker, whose nationality was not disclosed, had “abused” her two children.
After an initial investigation, officers found that the woman was in a dispute with the domestic worker over her employment contract, Oriental Daily reported.
But police found the two children did not touch any cold water. Officers believed that the case was not child abuse and classed it as a dispute. No one was arrested.
It was understood that the employer contacted the employment agency after the incident and terminated the maid’s contract.