Mother and 2 daughters accused of pouring hot water on woman

(From left) Sisters Haslinda and Hasniza Ismail and their mother Hasmah Sulong (not pictured) were each charged with one count of causing grievous hurt to a 27-year-old woman.
(From left) Sisters Haslinda and Hasniza Ismail and their mother Hasmah Sulong (not pictured) were each charged with one count of causing grievous hurt to a 27-year-old woman.ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

SINGAPORE - A mother and her two daughters have been hauled to court for allegedly inflicting potentially life-threatening injuries on a 27-year-old woman by pouring hot water on her.

In one incident, one of the women allegedly even poured hot water directly onto the groin of Ms Nursadiqah Sanusi, the victim.

Hasmah Sulong, 67, Haslinda Ismail, 31 and Hasniza Ismail, 37, were each charged with one count of causing grievous hurt to Ms Nursadiqah in their Woodlands Drive flat.

Court papers did not reveal Ms Nursadiqah's ties to her three alleged attackers.

Sometime last year, Hasmah is said to have poured hot water on her.

Haslinda is also accused of committing the same offence last year. However, court papers did not mention if she allegedly assaulted Ms Nursadiqah at the same time as her mother.

Hasniza is said to have caused severe burns to Ms Nursadiqah's groin by pouring hot water and other liquids onto her between Jan 2 and 16 this year.

The three women are represented by lawyers Josephus Tan and Cory Wong from Invictus Law Corporation. They were assigned the case under the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme.

Mr Tan told the court on Thursday (March 15) that Hasmah's Institute of Mental Health evaluation is still pending. Her case will be mentioned in court on March 22.

Her two daughters are now out on bail of $30,000 each and will be back in court on April 26.

Offenders convicted of causing grievous hurt by using a heated substance can be jailed for up to 15 years and fined or caned. Women, however, cannot be caned.