Having a maid at home is an additional help when there are children or the elderly at home but it seems that there are always a few bad apples within the basket.
A maid was caught slapping and hitting the head of a 101-year-old woman on CCTV and was eventually sentenced to jail.
According to CNA, 48-year-old Ngaisah, a maid from Indonesia pleaded guilty to two charges of voluntarily causing hurt and was sentenced to 8 weeks in jail.
The victim who is at an old age suffers from dementia and could not communicate nor can she recognise her family members.
Ngaisah was responsible for taking care of the victim’s daily needs and they stayed together, one of the victim’s family members installed a CCTV in their home to monitor them.
Just a day after installing the CCTV, they managed to discover how the elderly woman was treated.
She was slapped by Ngaisah while feeding her food and the food was forcefully fed to the victim.
The victim who was in need of medication drank water to take her medication but as soon as the victim finished, Ngaisah took the cup and hit the head of the elderly woman.
The family member eventually brought the elderly woman to a hospital but she was unable to communicate due to her dementia. It eventually became a Police case.
According to Chapter 321 of the Penal Code, anyone who performs an act that causes hurt to a person is guilty of Voluntarily Causing Hurt.
Upon conviction, offenders could face a jail term of up to 3 years and/or a fine of up to $5,000.