x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Woman who 'tortured maid to death with scalding water' fit for trial, Abu Dhabi court told

A psychiatric report provided to the Criminal Court today ruled that AS was both sane and responsible for her actions.

ABU DHABI // A woman accused of torturing her maid to death by pouring boiling water on her has been judged fit to stand trial.

A psychiatric report provided to the Criminal Court today ruled that AS was both sane and responsible for her actions.

The woman, according to the testimony of her own daughter, tortured her Ethiopian maid on a daily basis by pouring boiling water on her and whipping her with electrical wires.

The family of the maid have indicated they will accept blood money rather than demand the death penalty should the woman be convicted of murder.

The court adjourned the case to April 1.

hdajani@thenational.ae