Indian-origin female officer jailed for maid abuse in Singapore
Singapore: An Indian-origin former army Warrant Officer was sentenced to four months and three weeks in jail on Monday for abusing and beating her Indian maid.
K Rajakumari, 57, repeatedly abused her maid in 2012, and once, even hit the latter with a plastic hanger until it broke. Rajakumari, who retired after 35 years of service, apologised to Indian national Sargunam Jeeva in Tamil and told her not to tell anyone about her ordeal.
But a police officer attending the case understood the language and Rajakumari was caught, the Strait Times reported.
After a 14-day trial, District Judge Imran Abdul Hamid convicted Rajakumari on September 5 on five counts of causing hurt to Jeeva, then 35, in a Canberra Drive condominium near Sembawang Road between February and March 2012. Jeeva first came to Singapore in late January 2012. Rajakumari had picked the maid up and she was to be paid 350 Singapore dollars a month without any days off.