Authorities in Kuwait have detained a woman after she filmed her maid falling from the seventh floor in an apparent suicide attempt without lifting a hand to rescue her, reports said Friday.
The Kuwaiti woman filmed her Ethiopian helper as the latter landed on a metal awning and survive, then posted the video on social media, Al-Seyassah newspaper reported.
The 12-second video shows the maid hanging outside the building, with one hand tightly gripping the window frame, as she begs for help in an apparent last-minute change of mind.
The woman holding the camera is heard telling the hanging maid: “Oh crazy, come back.”
The maid can be heard screaming “hold me, hold me,” just before her hand slips and she falls down to hit the awning, helping soften the impact of her fall. But the employer made no reaction and continued to film the incident.
Paramedics later rescued the maid and brought her to hospital where she was treated for nose and ear bleeding as well as broken arm, the newspaper said.
The criminal investigation police referred the employer to the prosecution over failing to help the victim, the daily said.
There was no immediate motive established behind the maid’s suicide attempt.