A 33-year-old maid who gave birth to a premature 5-month dead baby boy and kept the body in a drawer at her employer’s house has been arrested.
According to StraitsTimes – The incident occurred on Monday (Oct 19) afternoon at a two-storey house along Lorong Ong Lye in Serangoon.
According to Shin Min Daily News, the woman, said to be a maid from Indonesia and according to the report, the maid is married with two sons.
After the incident, she complained to her employers that she was under the weather. They took her to a clinic where she was referred to KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital for tests, and the doctor suspected that she had recently given birth.
With further questioning, the woman admitted to delivering a baby boy who died on birth. She also disclosed that she had hid the body in a drawer in a second-floor room at her employers’ house.
When contacted, a police spokesman said it was alerted to the incident at 1.22pm and discovered the baby’s body in the drawer where it was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.
The spokesman said the woman was arrested for concealment of birth by secret disposal of a dead body.
Shin Min said the maid has been working for the family – an elderly couple and their daughter, her husband and her 11-year-old son – for more than a year.