A 33-year-old Indonesian maid gave birth to a dead baby boy on Monday, panicked and then decided to keep the baby’s body in a drawer at her employer’s house.
She was arrested for concealment of birth by secret disposal of a dead body.
On 19th October, the maid, who resides at her employer’s residence in a 2-storey house along Lorong Ong Lye, Serangoon, had complained to her employers that she was not feeling well.
Her employers took her to a clinic and referred her to KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital for tests, where a doctor realized that she had recently given birth.
When questioned, the maid admitted to giving birth to a baby boy who died on birth. She then hid the body of the boy in a drawer in a 2nd floor room at her employer’s home.
Police confirmed that they found the body of a baby boy in the owner’s house. The baby was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.
According to Chinese daily Shin Min, the woman has been working for the family – an elderly couple and their daughter, her husband and her 11-year-old son – for more than a year. According to the report, the maid is married with two sons.