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Employer with dementia pushes domestic helper down escalator at Clementi MRT Station




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A senior citizen with dementia allegedly pushed his domestic helper down an escalator near exit D at Clementi MRT station last Friday, around 2pm, when the helper tried to get him to take the lift.

According to the Chinese daily, a heated argument broke out after the 41-year-old Indonesian maid tried to get her employer, 67-year-old Mr Chen Yangda, to take the lift instead of the escalator.

In the heat of the moment, the employer allegedly pushed the maid, causing her to lose her balance and fall backwards. Hitting her head on the handrail, the helper all the way down to the bottom of the escalator.

One photo circulating on social media show the helper lying on the ground, seemingly unconscious. Another picture shows an officer attending to the helper who is wearing a red top and dark pants:

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The Singapore Civil Defence Force has since confirmed that it received a call for medical assistance around 2.20pm and that the helper was conveyed to the National University Hospital.

The police have also revealed that a report has been lodged and that Mr Chen is assisting in the ongoing investigations.

According to the Chinese daily, the helper named Ms Diya is believed to have been hired about a month ago. Ms Diya has reportedly asked for a transfer to a different employer and her agent is apparently making arrangements to complete the transfer in about two to three weeks time.

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