Maid to be charged with murder over elderly's death in Tampines

Photo of a pair of handcuffs (Pixabay)
Photo of a pair of handcuffs (Pixabay)

A 37-year-old maid will be charged with murder after a 77-year-old woman was found dead in her Tampines flat on Monday (13 Feburary).

She will be charged in court on Wednesday (15 February). If convicted, she faces the death penalty.

The victim was found motionless with injuries on her throat in her fifth floor unit at Block 276 Tampines Street 22 at 2.10pm by police, who were responding to a call for assistance. She was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.

According to media reports, an Indonesian maid was at home when the victim was found dead. The maid was crying and shouting, and a neighbour helped her to call the police.