A woman, identified as Mrs Onwanna Nnenna, from Nando, Anambra State, has allegedly pushed her 14-year-old maid, identified as Ijeoma Nwafor, from a four-storey building.
The incident was said to happen late on Saturday at Otu Street, Awada, Onitsha.
The victim survived the jump, but with serious injuries and is currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.
A source in the community said the woman was fond of beating the girl at every slightest opportunity, adding that the girl landed on a fence while falling down.
The state police spokesman, Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident, saying that the woman has been arrested.