41-year-old Sita Farihah, was sentenced to 4 weeks imprisonment on 26 July after pleading guilty to one count of voluntarily causing hurt to a vulnerable victim.
The maid had grown annoyed at taking care of a 74-year-old bedridden woman with dementia, and hit her on the face after using tissue paper to wipe her roughly.
The Indonesian maid was hired by the elderly victim’s 43-year-old Singaporean son, and they lived together in Lorong Ah Soo.
The man was in his room on 14 February earlier this year when he heard his mother shouting for his wife.
Only the man, his mother and the maid were around at the time.
The man then rushed outside and saw his mother sitting on a chair in the living room, with the maid feeding her.
He then checked on his mother and noticed that there was redness on her right cheek and lips, and he then asked her what happened.
The victim then told him that the maid had hit her, and he then retrieved CCTV footage placed in his living room, and the police were then called the following day.
It was later revealed after investigations, that before the victim had called for the man’s wife, the maid had been wiping her (the victim’s) hand roughly with a tissue paper.
The maid then threw the tissue at her, before climbing on her and wiping her face in a rough manner as well, before hitting her on the right side of her face.
The elderly woman then sought treatment at Sengkang General Hospital on 15 February and she was found with bruising on her right cheek.