KUALA LUMPUR: A Filipina maid was caught on closed-circuit television slapping the 11-month-old baby of her employer and later pushing the child to the wall when both of them were home alone.
The 31-year-old maid was arrested by police following the incident in a house in Bandar Sri Damansara around noon on Friday.
It is believed the baby’s parents had taken their older child out to lunch at 11.30am and left the maid and baby at home.
When the parents returned at 12.30pm, they became suspicious when they discovered red marks on the face and hand of their baby.
The maid vehemently denied doing anything to the baby when questioned.
However, she did not know they had installed a surveillance system in the house.
The employers replayed the CCTV clip and were horrified to see the maid slapping the baby several times and later pushing him against the wall.
The baby’s mother, a secretary, then lodged police report, said Selan gor deputy CID chief (administration) Asst Comm Omar Mammah.
Police later arrested the maid.