Baby found buried in Serangoon Gardens home, maid arrested

Baby found buried in Serangoon Gardens home, maid arrested
The incident occured at a two-storey home at Serangoon Gardens.

SINGAPORE - Police made a grisly find yesterday at a home in Serangoon Gardens, at Brighton Road.

According to the Shin Min Daily News, police dug up the body of a newborn baby in the garden of the two-storey private residence. The home owner's Indonesian maid is believed to be the baby's mother. She has since been arrested.

A reader of the paper had reported seeing many police cars in the neighbourhood, but was not sure what had happened.

According to a police spokesperson, police investigated the case at about 5.18pm on Friday evening, and a baby's body was found within the home compound. The baby was pronounced dead. An Indonesian maid in her 30s was arrested at the scene.

Neighbours whom the evening daily spoke to described the woman as being on the plump side, and "quiet". She had been working for the Chinese employers for less than six months, they revealed.

A neighbour reported seeing police officers and police dogs in the area from around five in the evening till 11pm.

candicec@sph.com.sg

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