Singapore maid caught on CCTV slamming 5-year-old’s head on table before whacking her head with a broom

A foreign domestic helper in Singapore has been caught on camera violently abusing a five-year-old child. Surveillance camera footage captured by a CCTV camera installed in the home she was working in shows that the incident occurred on 19 Apr 2018, around 9pm.

In the video, the helper can be seen beating and slamming a young child’s head on a table before hitting the same child on the back of her head with a broomstick, while another child observes what is happening as she sits on a sofa:

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Posted by Lianhe Wanbao 联合晚报 on Wednesday, 2 May 2018

According to the Chinese daily, the helper is a 27-year-old Burmese who had been working at this home for a few months. The girl she is seen hitting is a mere five years old. The child seated nearby is the victim’s six-year-old sister.

The children’s parents initially felt that the helper had a good attitude when they first employed her. Running a night market stall, the 63-year-old father and 44-year-old mother did not have very much time to interact with their children and so, employed the Burmese worker to help out.

The parents thought that the helper performed well enough and did not suspect any wrongdoing, until they spotted a bruise on the forehead of one of their daughters about two weeks ago.

The helper claimed that the child had sustained the injury when she had fallen off her bicycle. Believing her, the children’s mother gave the helper some ointment to apply to the injured child’s forehead.

It was only when the mother checked the CCTV footage to see if the helper really applied the ointment, that she discovered the horrific abuse her young children were allegedly going through. The mother shared that CCTV footage from the month of April showed the helper hitting both her children on a daily basis, with the abuse lasting anywhere between 10 minutes to more than an hour at a time.

CCTV footage from the month of April reportedly shows the helper using other objects like spoons, a TV remote control, and a pencil case to hit the children. In one instance, the helper struck one of the children across the face so hard with a spoon that the child’s nose started bleeding. Unmoved, the helper simply wiped off the blood and continued lashing out at the young girl.

In another instance, the helper grabbed one of the girls by her hair and slammed her head against the table. She reportedly did not stop her violent acts even when the children cried.

The girls’ mother has sent the helper back to the maid agency, besides lodging a police report. She told the Chinese daily: “The CCTV only had footage from the last 30 days. Who knows what she did to my daughters from January to March? I get angry just thinking about it.”

56 COMMENTS

    • She should be given the legal dessert first in addition to the jail sentence . MOM should also make it mandatory for all maids recruited to watch a short clip with segment showing what would be the consequence for ill treating or even torturing the young entrusted to their care Weightage on point like fine and jail term be made known to offenders who blatantly caught with mischief and social impropriety . This would perhaps send chill down their spine for any attempted wrongdoing captured in camera .

  1. If employer ill-treated the domestic helper they go to jail, now the domestic helper ill-treated and use violence on little child. What the authorities can do for the employer ?

  2. Pls bring ur child to see doctor n make sure she is put in jail if i were u i give her a slap n hit her with the broom let her have the taste of the broom
    And wat the agency gng to do abt her are they gng to xfer her uo another employer

  3. Hi, parents, employing foreign maids to take care of your children is a risky gamble. Luckily this family has installed a CCTV camera! Foreigners are from a different culture, way of life, and having language communication barrier with your kids. You ‘ll never know what they will do behind your back !! I do understand parents have to work and earn a living, but for your young children’s sake, you must re-think.

  4. If employer ill treat the maid, the maid will likely ill treat the children. In the first place, was the employer too unreasonable in their demands of the maid?

  5. there must b equal protection for the employers. now the current laws seem to b biased towards the domestic helper. The helpers can refuse to finish contract n no need to pay compensation for breach of contract n employers have to fork out cash to pay for the helpers to b sent home/agency n look for alternative helpers. This is something the govt shld look into to deter current helpers to abuse the system.

  6. This is child abuse. The maid’s treatment could lead the child to mental instability. Make a police report and send the child for a detail examination.Thereafter replace the maid.

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