Man charged with slashing domestic worker with penknife

An Indian national was charged in court on Wednesday with causing grievous hurt to a Filipino domestic worker on Sunday evening.
An Indian national was charged in court on Wednesday with causing grievous hurt to a Filipino domestic worker on Sunday evening. PHOTO: ST GRAPHICS

SINGAPORE - An Indian national was charged in court on Wednesday (Aug 26) with causing grievous hurt to a Filipino domestic worker on Sunday evening.

No plea was taken from Palaiyan Murugadass, 41, a construction worker.

He allegedly used a 7cm-long penknife to slash Ms Allen Remedios Adolfo, 38, on her face, left wrist area and slit her throat, causing a deep gaping wound which will likely cause permanent scars.

The alleged attack took place at the void deck of Block 311 Tampines Street 33 at about 6.30pm that day.

Murugadass is believed to be the ex-boyfriend of the Filipino victim, who was returning to her employer's home at the time.

He is remanded at Bedok police division for a week for further investigation.

The case will be mentioned on Sept 2.

If convicted, he faces a jail term of up to 15 years and fine or caning.