On Monday (6 June), the court heard that an Indonesian domestic helper had been feeding her employer’s child milk that has been mixed with her urine.
27 year old Ela had been working with her employer for only 5 weeks. She was upset by the scoldings from her employer’s mother-in-law and decided to take things into her own hands.
One day, her employer’s wife pour some water from a flask to drink. She took a sip and realised that there was a tinge of yellow to her drink. She got her mother and husband to taste it and they agreed that the taste was a little off.
The employer kept the flask overnight. The following day, the contents of the drink smelt pungent. The employer asked Ela if there was anything wrong with the water and she said no.
According to Ela, she would bring a cup to the toilet, urinate into it and transfer the contents into the flask.
She then mixed it with milk powder for the employer’s 4 year old child. She said she did this so that the whole family would “listen to her”.
Ela was charged with mischief and sentenced to 6 weeks jail.