Bahraini authorities announced the arrest of a woman who was captured brutally beating a domestic worker in a video that went viral on social media last week, Al Arabiya reported.

In a statement on the matter, Bahrain's deputy prosecutor in Muharraq governorate, Amer al-Amer, said an investigation was launched into the incident.

Authorities later identified and located the victim, who gave a statement to police accusing her Bahraini sponsor's daughter of assaulting her.

The defendant was then arrested and has since confessed to the accusations. She has now been charged with assault and will continue to be detained until a trial date is set in the case.

The arrest comes after footage of the incident sparked outrage online


In the footage, the woman is seen horrifically assaulting the domestic worker, beating her, kicking her, and hurling insults at her. 

A man, who has yet to be identified, is also seen screaming at the victim in the video. 

After it first started circulating online last week, the clip angered thousands who are now relieved that the victim has been saved.