Jailed for lying about rape, other offences

Not only did she lie to the police about being raped, but she also stole from a 64-year-old man and beat up her 14-year-old sister.

Yesterday, former healthcare assistant Norlindah Roslan (above), 28, was sentenced to 41/2 months in jail after being found guilty of giving false information to the police, drug consumption, theft and slapping her sister.

In March last year, after having consensual sex at a rubbish bin centre with a Malaysian cleaner, Norlindah, who was then working at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, called the police to make the rape allegation after quarrelling with her fiance, who was not named.

The court heard that at about 1.50am that day, she had handed her uniform to the cleaner for drying before leaving for a smoke. She claimed that when she returned to the bin centre later, he pulled her into a room and raped her.

As part of investigations against the 33-year-old Malaysian, police collected closed-circuit television footage taken from around the rubbish bin centre.

They found that Norlindah had walked into the cleaner's room of her own accord and the two of them had agreed to have sex when they were smoking earlier.

She told police the truth three months after she was arrested on Feb 27 and placed in remand.

The court also heard how Norlindah had met cabby Yeo Shek Yong when she boarded his taxi in January this year. On Feb 23, she went to his flat in Yishun. Before leaving, she pocketed a gold ring with an embedded jade stone. She pawned the $1,400 ring for $450 and used the money to pay her landlord.

In the slapping incident, Norlindah and two of her sisters, aged 15 and 25, went to a flat in Jurong East Street 32 where their youngest sister was on Feb 11 this year. They took the 14-year-old to the void deck. There, Norlindah and the two sisters slapped and punched the victim. The sisters will be dealt with separately.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 21, 2015, with the headline 'Jailed for lying about rape, other offences'. Print Edition | Subscribe