Man charged with hurting maid

An Indian national was charged in court yesterday with causing grievous hurt to a Filipino domestic worker on Sunday evening.

No plea was taken from Palaiyan Murugadass, 41.

The construction worker allegedly used a 7cm-long penknife to slash Ms Allen Remedios Adolfo, 38, on her face, left wrist area and 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 investigations. The case will be mentioned on Sept 2. If convicted, he faces a jail term of up to 15 years and a fine or caning.

Elena Chong

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 27, 2015, with the headline 'Man charged with hurting maid'. Print Edition | Subscribe