By Constantinos Psillides
A 22-year-old Indian woman was arrested on Wednesday, accused of abandoning the 20-month-old boy she was looking after, Limassol police said.
The 22-year old was arrested by police after the mother returned from work at lunchtime and found the baby alone in the house. They reported the incident and the 22-year-old was found and arrested.
They charged that the child was crying when the mother found him and the stove had been left on.
Limassol police spokesman Ioannis Soteriadis said that the woman claimed her working conditions were very harsh so she chose to leave the house. “The woman claims that she waited until the mother returned so the baby would not be left alone for too long. She says that the baby was left alone for one hour,” he said.
The woman was employed by the family since July.
The 22-year-old has been charged with abandoning the toddler and putting him in danger, a crime that carries a maximum prison sentence of five years.
She is to appear before court on April 16.