Maid burns 8-month-old girl with boiling waterBy Mason White 1:45 PM March 27, 2015
|Baby in bath illustration|
By: Feng Qian
A maid was arrested on charges of assault after allegedly burning a baby girl, police in the United Arab Emirates said.
Dubai Police said that the mother of the child came to the police station to file a complaint against her maid after seeing burn marks on the thigh of the 8-month-old girl while giving her a bath.
The maid had worked for the family for about a year and a half. According to the police investigation, the mother learned of the burns two days after it happened.
The mother told investigators that she became suspicious after the maid did not allow her to wash the baby or change her diaper.
The maid did not allow the mother in the bathroom when she gave her a bath. The maid was arrested.
During questioning, the maid told investigators that she had accidentally caused the burns to the thigh of the child while washing the baby with water.
She said that she accidentally turned on the hot water instead of the cold. She added that she was scared because the girl’s mother had been abusing her so she tried to cover up the burns with cream.
The maid was charged with one count of assault.