SINGAPORE - A maid was so angry at being scolded that she scratched the employer's twin babies, causing one to bleed.
The 24-year-old Indonesian, who cannot be named in order to protect the children's identity, was jailed for 12 weeks on Monday (April 8) for assaulting a 14-month-old boy.
A similar charge involving the child's sister was considered during sentencing.
The children's 31-year-old mother employed the maid in November 2017, assigning her tasks that included taking care of the then newborn babies.
On Nov 10 last year, the children's maternal grandmother, 63, left the sleeping twins inside a stroller in the living room of their flat before going to the kitchen to prepare lunch.
The maid entered the room at around 10.40am, scratched the baby girl with her fingernails and ran back to her own room.
When the child started wailing, her grandmother coaxed her back to sleep before going back to the kitchen.
The maid returned to the living room about four minutes later.