She spikes baby's milk with her urine
Unhappy maid adds pee to family's drinking water
The maid was unhappy that her employer's mother-in-law had scolded her.
She decided to get back at the family - by feeding their four-year-old a bottle of milk mixed with her urine.
She also mixed her urine into a flask of water that the family later drank from.
Her employer thought the water tasted odd and grew more suspicious after noticing her taking the flask out of a bedroom and washing it.
He took the maid back to the agency, where she eventually confessed to her deeds.
She told the authorities that she did so as she wanted the family to listen and be obedient to her.
On Monday, the maid, Ela, 27, an Indonesian who goes by only one name, was jailed six weeks for mischief.
Court papers said Ela started working for her employer, his wife, and two children, aged four and eight, in September last year.
We are not naming them due to a gag order to protect the children's identities.
Sometime in October, Ela was scolded by her employer's mother-in-law.
On Oct 16, she urinated into a small plastic cup and added the urine into a bottle containing milk.
She fed her employer's younger child the tainted milk.
Court papers said Ela also mixed the urine with some drinking water in a flask.
That day, her employer's wife returned home and poured some water from the flask to drink.
She took a sip of the water, which appeared to be slightly yellow.
She showed it to her husband, who took a sip and found that it tasted odd.
The employer decided to keep the flask in his bedroom to observe the water the next day.
He found that the contents of the flask smelled pungent the next day.
But when asked if anything had happened to the water, Ela said no.
On Oct 18, the employer found her washing the flask that she had taken from his bedroom and he made a police report.
It is not the first time that maids have been convicted of tainting food or drinks.
In May 2012, a 24-year-old Indonesian maid was jailed a month for tainting her employer's coffee with her menstrual discharge because she believed that he would be nice to her after consuming the drink.
Last April, another Indonesian maid was jailed three years for adding eucalyptus oil into packs of stored breast milk that were meant for her employer's two-month-old son.
She did so as she wanted to be scolded and sent back home.
The court at the time heard that the Health Sciences Authority advises against feeding children eucalyptus oil as it contains terpineol, which has been known to cause fatalities.
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