11 Jul '11, 7am

Maid gets 8 years' jail for slashing employer's daughter

SINGAPORE : A 24-year-old Indonesian maid, who stabbed and slashed her employer's 7-year-old daughter, was sentenced to eight years' imprisonment on Monday. The High Court heard that Kumaeroh launched into the horrific assault on the then-Primary One student at the latter's home on September 23, 2009. As the child was waiting to go to school, the maid suddenly stabbed her several times on her abdomen and back. She also later slashed the child on both wrists. The girl, who is now nine years old and in Primary Three, cannot be named under a court order. The maid's lawyer said the attack was prompted by the maid's delusions of being spied upon and being fearful that she would be sent back to Indonesia for poor work performance. The girl's parents, who were both in court, told reporters after the verdict that their daughter has fully recovered from her injuries but is still wi...

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