BUKIT MERTAJAM: The remand of two siblings who were detained by police on suspicion of abusing their Indonesian maid, who subsequently died, has been extended by seven days beginning today.
Court registrar Nor Hapipah Abdullah granted the remand extension order against a 36-year-old woman and her 39-year-old brother.
Earlier, the duo arrived at the Bukit Mertajam magistrate’s court, clad in orange and purple lock-up attire.
They were first remanded last Sunday.
It was reported that domestic helper Adelina Lisao, 26, was rescued by police last Saturday following a report of her suspected repeated abuse by her employers.
She died at 4.45pm on Sunday while being treated at the Bukit Mertajam Hospital.
When found at her employers’ home at Taman Kota Permai here, she had severe injuries on her head and face, and infected wounds on her hands and legs.
Her plight came to light after a police report was lodged by an aide to the Bukit Mertajam Member of Parliament.
The case is still being investigated under Section 324 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt, and not under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder – pending the outcome of the ongoing investigation.
The siblings’ 60-year-old mother was remanded yesterday.