Photographs of the maid after the alleged beatings went viral
PETALING JAYA — Dec 30, 2016: A housewife was charged today with the attempted murder of her Indonesian
maid last week.
Datin Rozita Mohamad Ali, 43, pleaded not guilty to committing the offence in Mutiara Damansara on December 21 after the charge was read out to her before Sessions Court judge Mohamad Kamil Nizam.
She is accused of having attempted to murder Suyanti Sutrinso, 19, with a kitchen knife, a clothes hanger, a mop steel handle and an umbrella, causing Suyanti to suffer serious injuries.
Suyanti was badly injured in the eyes, hands and legs and internal organs, suffered a blood clot under the skin on the head, bleeding spots in front of the brain, a broken cheek bone, jaw and left shoulder as well as injury to the right lung.
DPP Khairul Aisamuddin Abdul Rahman did not propose bail but counsel Rosal Azimin Ahmad requested bail of RM5,000, saying Rozita suffered from a nerve disorder and asthma.
Kamil set bail at RM20,000 in one surety and ruled that Rozita be prohibited from approaching the witness during the trial.
The accused must also report to the nearest police station once a month and surrender her passport to the court until the case has been settled. The court set February 7 for mention.
The incident became known publicly after several photographs of a bleeding Suyanti went viral on social media.
A security guard found the maid by a drain and informed a resident. — Bernama