A nanny has been sentenced to more than a year in prison after she placed a child’s hand into a pot of boiling water.
The unnamed maid from Myanmar was working for a family in Singapore in January when the incident occurred.
In security footage, the housekeeper, who worked with the family for about a month beforehand, is seen holding the one-year-old in front of the cooktop before grabbing the girl’s hand and seemingly dipping it in a boiling pot.
The child’s mum Amy Low Mei Liang said her eight-year-old daughter was in the house at the time and called her dad who rushed home from work to take the tot to a medical centre.
When the child’s parents confronted the nanny, she admitted that her friends had told her to hurt the girl so she could be fired and sent back home to Myanmar.
The worker has since been sentenced to 14 months in prison, which Ms Liang called “miserably short”.
“If it’s the helper that was abused, it would be a 14-year sentence for the employer? It’s a double standard judgement!” she said.
The mum has shared the footage of the incident, as well as pictured of her daughter’s blistered hand.
The girl’s injuries eventually healed around a fortnight later.
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