Maid hides stillborn baby in drawer
She did not feel well and confessed after tests showed she gave birth recently
After suffering a miscarriage, an Indonesian maid hid the body of her son in a drawer in her bedroom.
The 15-cm body of a foetus, believed to be five months old, was discovered in the landed property at Lorong Ong Lye, off Upper Paya Lebar Road, at around 1pmon Monday,.
The house was searched after the 33-year-old maid confessed.
The New Paper understands that the maid had complained to her employers about not feeling well on Monday morning.
She was taken to a family physician, who referred her to KK Women's and Children's Hospital.
At the hospital, she was put through some tests and was found to have given birth recently.
When questioned further, the Indonesian woman, who is married with two sons in Indonesia, confessed to delivering a boy who died at birth.
She also said that she had hidden the body in a drawer in a second-storey bedroom in her employers' home.
A police spokesman said they were alerted to the incident at 1.22pm on Monday. They went to the houseand discovered the foetus in a drawer in a room.
It was pronounced dead at the scene by a Singapore Civil Defence Force paramedic.
The maid had been working for more than a year for the family - an elderly couple and their daughter, her husband and 11-year-old son, reported Chinese evening paper Shin Min Daily News.
When TNP went to the house at around 3pm yesterday, an elderly woman was home but she declined to come to the door.
A used mattress and surgical gloves had been discarded near a bin outside the gate.
A police spokesman said the woman had been arrested for concealment of birth by secret disposal of a dead body.
Investigations are ongoing.
If convicted, she faces up to two years in jail, a fine or both.
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