Filipino Domestic Helper in HK in Coma After Suicide Try Over Money Problems
A Filipino domestic worker is in critical condition at a Hong Kong hospital after she allegedly tried to commit suicide in Sheung Shui district, Hong Kong News reported citing an official of the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong.
While officers of Overseas Workers Welfare Administration paid the Filipina a visit at North District Hospital, but the patient remains in coma at intensive care unit.
“She’s in critical condition. She drank insecticide besides hanging herself,” the official said.
“The doctors said there were signs of organ failure,” she added.
The official said the 32-year-old Filipino woman apparently tried to kill herself due to problems over “financing” or loans.
Police spokesman earlier said that worker hanged herself inside the toilet of her employer’s home in Sheung Shui but her 39-year-old male employer found her in time.
The incident, police said, took place around 8:11 a.m. on Wednesday. According to local media reports, the worker’s employer was calling for the worker but got no reply inside his luxury villa at The Green along Fan Kam Road, Sheung Shui, New Territories.
When he checked the toilet, he discovered that the domestic worker had hanged herself using “some electric cable,” the police spokesman said.
“He brought her down and she was taken to the North District Hospital for medical treatment. There was no suicide note found,” the spokesperson said.