A woman admitted to killing her Burmese maid after beating her and leaving her on the brink of starvation, weighed just 24kg after a year, prosecutors said, calling it one of the worst abuse cases in Singapore’s history. The city-state has around 250,000 domestic workers who generally come from poor countries in Asia. And there are numerous cases of abuse. But the abuse suffered by Piang Ngaih Don until his death in 2016 had rarely been seen in the city, with the young woman being kicked, beaten, suffocated, and burned with an iron. , according to the report.

According to legal documents consulted by AFP. Gaiyathiri Murugayan, 40, pleaded guilty Tuesday to 28 counts, including intentional homicide, a crime punishable by life in prison. You will know your sentence later. The court is legitimately angry at the idea of ​​one human being treating another in such an inhumane manner, and the law must be enforced in full force,” prosecutors said. Piang Ngaih Don was hired in 2015 by Ms. Gaiyathiri and her husband, a police officer to look after their four-year-old daughter and one-year-old son. Ms. Gaiyathiri mistreated her employee almost daily, and sometimes several times a day, according to these documents, which establish that the defendant’s 61-year-old mother also sometimes participated in violent acts.

The woman received very little food and lost almost 40% of her weight, 24 kilos at the time of her death in July 2016. She was only allowed five hours of sleep a night. The prosecution did not retain the heavier rating that would have been punished with capital punishment, taking into account the fact that the defendant suffered from various illnesses, including depression.