Maid jailed for adding menstrual blood to boss’ coffee

UPDATE 29 May 11:20pm: Court sentence added

The domestic helper who added menstrual blood to her employer’s coffee has been given a jail term of one month.

The 24-year-old who goes by the name Jumiah pleaded guilty to spiking the drink of her former employer, a 37-year-old man, on 31 August 2011 after keeping the blood in a bottle for five days, Channel NewsAsia reported.

Jumiah was confronted when her employer’s mother spotted a bottle containing a brownish liquid on the same day. It was when her employer said he would send the bottle for tests did she come clean, Straits Times reported.

Jumiah said she added her menstrual blood into her employer’s drink after being told that doing so would make a person nicer to her, ST said.

The helper had felt that the victim’s mother was “very demanding” and had made her re-do her chores if the maid didn’t do them up to standard, according to court documents quoted by the media.

During her two months-long stay there, she had requested for a change of employer but was rejected, CNA said.

Call it a crime in bad taste.

An Indonesian maid working in Singapore was charged in court on Tuesday for adding menstrual blood to her employer’s coffee, reported The Straits Times.

A charge sheet obtained by Yahoo! Singapore confirmed the court charge.

The 24-year-old who goes by the name of Jumiah is set to plead guilty to the crime of mischief which was committed at her employer’s flat in Choa Chu Kang flat last August.

It's not clear whose blood was mixed into the drink.

The maid had been working for her employer, Phang Nyit Sin, 38, for about a year.

Her case will be mentioned in court next week. A bail of S$5,000 has been set.

The maximum penalty for mischief is one year’s jail and a fine.

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