May 30, 2023

The Indian-origin girl has been sentenced to 30 years in jail in Singapore. (Representational)


A 41-year-old Indian-origin Singaporean girl has been sentenced to 30 years in jail for killing her home assist after repeatedly abusing her over the course of 14 months of employment, based on a media report right this moment.

This is the longest jail time period meted out in Singapore in a home assist abuse case.

In February, Gaiyathiri Murugayan pleaded responsible to twenty-eight expenses, together with culpable murder, voluntarily inflicting grievous harm by hunger, voluntarily inflicting harm by a heated substance and wrongful restraint, the Channel News Asia reported.

Piang Ngaih Don, a 24-year-old Myanmar nationwide, died on the morning of July 26, 2016, after being attacked by each Gaiyathiri and her mom, which led to a bone in her throat being fractured and irreversible mind injury.

Over the course of about 14 months, Piang, who got here to Singapore to work for Gaiyathiri in May 2015, was kicked, punched and overwhelmed with objects comparable to a brush and a steel ladle.

Gaiyathiri had additionally lifted Piang up by her hair, shook her violently and pulled out a clump of her hair, even utilizing an iron to burn her arm on one event, the report mentioned.

Pronouncing the judgement on Tuesday, Justice See Kee Oon mentioned the prosecution had painted a “shocking story” of how the sufferer was abused, tortured, humiliated, starved and in the end died by the hands of the accused.

“The prosecution’s submissions are framed in forcefully emotive terms, but words cannot adequately describe the abject cruelty of the accused’s appalling conduct,” he mentioned.

“This is undoubtedly among the worst cases of culpable homicide,” Justice See mentioned.

Gaiyathiri’s husband, suspended police officer Kevin Chelvam, faces 5 expenses linked to the case for assaulting Piang and mendacity to the police that CCTV cameras in his flat had been eliminated. Gaiyathiri’s mom, Prema Naraynasamy, additionally has pending expenses, based on the Channel report.

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