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Indian maid found dead in Malaysia

An Indian maid was found hanging from a ceiling fan in her employer's house in Malaysia, the second case of sudden death involving an Indian worker in the northeast Georgetown district this year.

The body was discovered at 11 pm last night by a neighbour who was asked to check on the maid by the employer, who was away travelling to Kuala Lumpur.

The incident was reported in the Georgetown district of Penang state. The woman, who was in her 40s, was yet to be identified as her document was believed to have been kept by her employer, police chief Gan Kong Meng said.

Police did not suspect foul play and have classified the case as sudden death, he said, adding that the body was sent to the Penang Hospital.

Gan added this was the second case of sudden death involving Indian maids reported in the northeast district so far this year.

In May, a 25-year-old Indian maid from Punjab was found dead with 90 per cent burns on her body in Malaysia's Penang state in what appeared to be a suicide case.  

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