On Tuesday, 21 January, a mother took to Facebook to share how a domestic helmer burned her 16-month-old daughter on purpose
According to the mother's Facebook post, the incident happened on 14 January.
The mother, Amy Low Mei Liang, uploaded several photos and a 46-second-long closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera footage from the kitchen in her home at Block 992B Buangkok Link, Singapore.
In the CCTV footage, the maid is seen dipping the toddler's left hand into a pot on the stove repeatedly.
According to the post, the domestic helper hurt the toddler because "her friends taught her to do it so that she could go home"
Low wrote that initially when she questioned the helper, she explained that it was an accident.
"She was carrying my girl while cooking in the kitchen and that my daughter 'touched' the pot by herself and the maid didn't expect it to happen as it happened too quick. We chose to believe her even when the doctor at accident and emergency (A&E) had some doubts about the cause of the burnt wounds," read Amy's post, which has since gone viral with more than 4,000 comments and 17,000 shares.
However, she decided to check the CCTV after feeling that something was amiss.
"What I saw was horrifying. The maid, she did it on purpose," Low wrote.
"It was never an accident! She took my daughter's hand and dipped her hand inside a boiling pot. I was shaking throughout and made a police report immediately.
"Before the police arrived, I questioned the maid why did she do that to my daughter. She said she wants to go home, she said that her friends taught her to do it so that she could go home."
Two weeks prior to the incident, the helper had been asking to be sent back to Myanmar. She started working for Amy on 7 December 2019
Meanwhile, Low also claimed that the maid alleged that her agent was also involved.
"She said yes – he said that I could go home if I do this (hurt the toddler)! How horrifying," Amy wrote.
According to Low's post, the agent had been threatening and harassing her and he also accused her of being a bad employer – that she abuses the maid hence the maid wants to leave.
"The agent's behaviour had gone way over the boundaries hence I made another police report, as I was really frightened that the agent would do something to my family."
The 30-year-old Myanmar national has now been arrested
"On 15 January 2020, at about 10.50am, the Police were alerted to a case of voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous means at Blk 992B Buangkok Link. A 30-year-old woman was arrested in relation to the case. Police investigations are ongoing," according to a report in Mothership.
Last year, a domestic helper in Singapore was sentenced to three years in jail after she pleaded guilty to attempting to poison a three-month-old baby by mixing detergent into the infant's milk powder: