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Maid jailed 3 months for burying her dead baby in employer's backyard

Published on Jan 28, 2014 3:35 PM
 
Musliyati, 37, an Indonesian maid who buried the body of her new-born in the backyard of her employer's house in Serangoon Gardens was jailed for three months on Tuesday. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE

An Indonesian maid who buried the body of her new-born in the backyard of her employer's house in Serangoon Gardens was jailed for three months on Tuesday.

A district court heard that Musliyati, 37, had suspected she was pregnant in October last year and bought three pills believed to be contraceptives from a pedlar in Geylang.

On the night of Nov 6, she swallowed one pill and inserted the other two into her private parts. The next night, she felt pain in her stomach. At 1am on Nov 8, she gave birth while using a squatting toilet in her employer's home in Brighton Avenue. She scooped the baby out of the toilet bowl and tore off the umbilical cord. She told investigators that the baby was not moving or crying.

She cleaned the toilet and rested in the kitchen till 5am. She then wrapped the body in a blanket and placed it in a black plastic bag before burying it in the backyard.

 
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