Maid hits employer with hammer, jumps

SINGAPORE - A maid who jumped to her death at a condominium in the east on Monday had attacked her employer with a hammer just before that, reports said.

Police said they received a call at 8.02am on Monday, requesting assistance in Bedok Reservoir View.

They found a woman lying motionless at the location. She was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.

The woman is believed to be Palwinder Kaur, a maid who worked for one of the residents at the condominium, Aquarius By The Park.

She had been due to be sent back as her employer suspected her of stealing, Shin Min Daily News said.

Her employer was taken to hospital and recounted how she was attacked to a neighbour, IT consultant Abishek, 40.

He told Shin Min that the maid held her employer's nose and mouth, and hit the employer's head with a hammer.

The employer struggled and bit the maid's hand, then ran out of the house. She alerted the neighbours and security guards.

When they returned to the apartment, the maid ran to her room and jumped, a guard said.

The police are investigating the unnatural death.

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