Singapore

Maid jailed 12 years for killing employer's 16-year-old daughter in Tampines home

The maid who stabbed and strangled her employer's 16-year-old daughter was jailed 12 years on Monday (May 25).

Tuti Aeliyah, 30, from Indonesia, pleaded guilty to one count of culpable homicide not amounting to murder for attacking and killing Shameera Basha Noor Basha, a Secondary 4 student, at her Tampines flat on Nov 14, 2013.

At about 8am, Tuti went into the bedroom where Shameera was sleeping and stabbed her four times with a kitchen knife.

After Shameera fell onto the floor, Tuti strangled the girl with a dark pinafore.

Earlier today, Tuti's lawyer, Mr Nasser Ismail, pointed out that a psychiatric report stated his client was then suffering from severe depression with psychotic symptoms.

He added she had been instructed by demons to carry out the offence.

Read the full report in our print edition on May 26.
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