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A cruel woman has been detained by police in Kuwait for filming her Ethiopian maid falling from the seventh floor in an apparent suicide attempt without trying to rescue her.
The Kuwaiti woman filmed her maid land on a metal awning and survive, then posted the incident 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 begged for help in an apparent last-minute change of mind.
رجال الاطفاء يساعدون الخادمة التي سقطت من أعلى العمارة. pic.twitter.com/9QTgpzG2J3— المجلس 🇰🇼 (@Almajlliss) March 30, 2017
The woman holding the camera is heard telling the hanging maid: 'Oh crazy, come back.'
The terrified maid is seen screaming 'hold me, hold me', just before her hand slipped and she fell down to hit the awning, which appears to soften the impact.
The employer made no reaction as she continued filming.
Later, paramedics rescued the maid and rushed her to hospital where she was found to have a broken arm as well as a bloody nose and ear.
The criminal investigation police referred the employer to the prosecution over failing to help the victim, the newspaper reported.
The reasons for the maid's attempted suicide were not revealed.
The Kuwait Society for Human Rights on Friday called on the authorities to investigate the case and refer it to court.