A Singapore housewife was sentenced to 10 months in jail for scalding her maid and sending her home to Indonesia without medical attention, media reports said Thursday.
A district judge found the accused, a 40-year-old mother of three, guilty of pouring hot water onto the back of her maid, dpa reported.
According to the public prosecutor, the maid, now 26, suffered second-degree burns to her neck, back and left shoulder that left her body blistered.
The housewife was also accused of trying to cover up the May 15, 2006, incident, by sending her maid back to Indonesia, the Straits Times newspaper reported.
Eventually, the maid's family complained to Singapore authorities. The housewife, who also forced her maid to sleep with a pack of dogs on the balcony, was appealing her conviction. She was free on bail.