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Poilce are hunting a Sri Lankan housemaid who allegedly stole more than BD8,000 worth of gold from an Indian family.

The 48-year-old has been accused of taking 450gm of jewellery from the house of her employer in Manama on Saturday. A complaint has been lodged at Hoora Police Station and an Interior Ministry official confirmed officers were searching for the maid.

An illegal worker, she was taken on by the Indian family, who have two children, two weeks ago. "My wife gave birth to a premature baby seven months ago and she wanted a maid urgently to care the baby so she could go to work," said the husband, who declined to be named.

"On Saturday, it was my wife's off day and she stayed at home, but I went to work. "Later in the day, she went to my elder son's school to attend parent-teacher meeting while the maid stayed at home with the baby."

The husband said after returning from work he noticed the maid's belongings and the jewellery were missing.

The expatriate, who MWPS action committee assistant head Evon Bhaskaran confirmed came to Bahrain in September 2010, had reportedly run away twice before. Sri Lankan honorary consul general P B Higgoda was also aware of the case. "We are doing our own investigation," he said.

Source: Gulf Daily News

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  • Thushara Perera Monday, 16 May 2011 01:43 AM

    Should punish with maximum if she found guilty .!!!!

    Thomas Monday, 16 May 2011 02:21 AM

    Why go to rob in Bahrain, you could have stayed back and done that in Lanka, to save our country's name.

    titta atta Monday, 16 May 2011 03:11 AM

    These types of women should be punished maximum. They are ruin the country name and also create problems to others who visit those countries on holidays. Should fine maximum and deport immediately and should give publicity in media also

    ASFAR Monday, 16 May 2011 03:17 AM

    this is what most of the housemaids are doing after running away from the sponsor house and when they want to come to sri lanka they claim to be tortured and not paid the due salary. i am sorry for them.

    samosa Monday, 16 May 2011 03:40 AM

    because of few, the whole nation gets the bad name...

    what? Monday, 16 May 2011 03:22 AM

    stop sending workers to middle east

    PUNSANDA Monday, 16 May 2011 05:12 AM

    MAY BE SHE WAS ILL TREATED BY THIS INDIAN FAMILY.
    GENERALLY WE SRI LANKANS DON'T STEAL WITHOUT A REASON. POOR MAID. JUST LEAVE HER ALONE.

    banda Monday, 16 May 2011 07:32 AM

    Do not encourage people to rob.

    May be you too are a robber. Robber is a criminal an the reason for robing others property is the criminal mind they have. Not excuse for robbers anyway.,

    Ama Madi Waka Monday, 16 May 2011 07:50 AM

    well said

    Tharaka Chanaka Monday, 16 May 2011 09:27 AM

    8000x291= over more than 2.3M LKR! ...wow!

    CP Monday, 16 May 2011 04:14 PM

    why did they keep so much black money at home as they used to do in india , they are also theif

    sangeetha Tuesday, 17 May 2011 02:35 AM

    Innocent until proven guilty.

    xlntgson Tuesday, 17 May 2011 10:12 AM

    Is there any valid reason for theft? What is that? If it is wage arrears even unjustifiable!


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