Maid jailed three months for stamping on employer's foot, causing fracture
Published on Jul 29, 2014 1:27 PM
SINGAPORE - A maid who hit a retiree with a bamboo pole and stamped on her foot, causing her to fracture a bone, was sentenced to three months' jail on Tuesday.
Myanmar national Cing Sian Huai, 24, had pleaded guilty to inflicting the fracture on Madam Grace Toh Ah Bay, 66, on April 27 in the Bedok flat where she worked as a maid for Madam Toh and her mother, Madam Seah Cheng Poh, 93.
The court heard that the incident happened before 9pm that day when Cing refused to continue cleaning after Madam Toh scolded her for not cleaning the dishes properly. Cing said she did not want to continue working and insisted on returning to the employment agency but Madam Toh refused to unlock the gate. Cing tried to force open the lock using a window wiper. When this failed, she started hitting the gate with a bamboo pole, breaking the wiper and pole in the process.
Madam Toh tried to calm Cing down but the maid hit her hand three times with the pole instead, stamping on her foot after the attack caused her to fall. The attack left Madam Toh with bruises on her arms and a fractured metatarsal bone in the foot. She was given two weeks' hospitalisation leave.
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