Thursday, August 26, 2010

Maid 'tortured' with nails

"A Sri Lankan housemaid with nails embedded in her body is to undergo surgery, her doctors said.
LP Ariyawathie, 49, said her employer in Saudi Arabia inflicted the injuries as a punishment, according to medics at Kamburupitiya Hospital, Sri Lanka.  "She was brought in complaining her Saudi employer drove nails into her body," said hospital director Prabath Gajadeera.  "X-rays showed that there were 24 nails and a needle."
The nails were up to two inches (5cm) long, said Mr Gajadeera." (thanks Farah)