Singapore: Indian-origin woman slapped domestic help, sentenced to seven years in jail

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Singapore, April 14: A 51-year-old woman of Indian origin was sentenced to seven years in prison on Wednesday for assaulting a domestic help. The convicted woman is a former counselor of Changi Jail (Singapore), Singapore. According to a report published in the media, Gayatri Iyer slapped the domestic help so loudly that her hearing power was gone for some time. According to the Straits Times news, Iyer had assaulted his assistant, Myanmar citizen Thang Kha Lam, for which he was convicted in February. Since then, Iyer has been appealing against the sentence and is currently on bail of 15,000 Singapore dollars (8,43,158 Indian rupees).

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After the assault, the 30-year-old victim was not heard from her left ear for a month, though she recovered later. Sahayika started working for Iyer’s family in June 2017. On October 27 of the same year, Iyer hit her on the shoulder after Sahayika said something. Also read: America: In America, a three-year-old brother opened fire on an eight-month-old baby, the child died.

Thang Kha Lam took a picture of the injury he had received from his mobile phone. The second incident took place on December 7 of the same year when Iyer slapped Lam for not waking up his son in time. After this Sahayika had lost the hearing power of one ear and five days after the incident, she ran away from Iyer’s house and went to the police.

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