VIDEO: Maid hanging from window pleads for help as her Kuwaiti employer films it
A maid in Kuwait is seen hanging outside a window pleading for help as her employer records the whole ordeal, in a video that went viral on social media.
The maid is heard shouting for help, saying "hold me, hold me", before losing her grip and falling seven floors onto another roof.
The woman recording the video can be heard telling the maid "you are crazy, come back in" and then moves away from the maid instead of helping.
Kuwaiti police have detained the woman employer for filming the apparent suicide attempt without trying to rescue her employee, media and a rights group said.
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 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."
Later, paramedics rescued the maid and rushed her to hospital where she was found to have suffered nose and ear bleeding and a broken arm, the newspaper said.
The Ethiopian maid who fell from a building in the Sabah el-Salem area in Kuwait survived the fall and can be seen being helped down a ladder by a member of the rescue services.
People expressed shock on social media as to why the employer just stood there and recorded it all.