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Tuesday, 13 February 2018 | MYT 11:24 AM

Woman implicated in maid's death remanded for seven days

BUKIT MERTAJAM: The 60-year-old mother of two grown children who allegedly abused their Indonesian maid to death has been remanded for seven days to facilitate investigations into the case.

Clad in a blue dress, the frail-looking woman arrived in a police truck at the courthouse here at 9.35am.

She struggled to get down from the back of the truck and had to be assisted by officers on duty.

Later, court registrar Nor Hapipah Abdullah granted a seven-day remand for the suspect until Feb 19.

The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

The woman was arrested at Jalan Green Hall in George Town at about 2.30pm Monday, two days after her 39-year-old son and 36-year-old daughter were arrested.

On Saturday, the victim Adelina Lisao, 26, was found sitting in the porch of a house in Taman Kota Permai with a swollen head and face, as well as injuries on her arms and feet.

She was admitted to the Seberang Jaya Hospital on Sunday but passed away shortly after.