A 54-year old Romanian housekeeper was sequestered and abused for an entire year by the 75-year old Italian woman she was working for. The Romanian was turned into a slave, Corriere della Sera informs, quoted by Realitatea TV. The Italian forced the Romanian to live in the basement, fed her poorly and allowed her to shower only once a month, with cold water. Even more, she often beat the "slave" and threatened to denounce her as illegal immigrant. The nightmare ended after one of the Italian’s daughters, suspecting that something wrong is going on, denounced her mother to the Police.
The incident took place in the city of Lainate, in Northern Italy, where the Romanian woman – widow and mother of two girls – arrived, hoping to get a job. According to Radio Romania Actualitati reporters, the local Police arrested the Italian pensioner and described the case as a "mix of wickedness, ignorance and racism".