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Indian-origin man in Singapore jailed for beating Filipino maid

Indian-origin man jailed for beating Filipino maid

Singapore, Feb 22 (UITV)- Janardana Jayasankarr, who worked as a security guard in Singapore has been sentenced to 14 weeks in jail for beating up his Filipino maid, a month after his wife was imprisoned for abusing the same domestic helper.

Janardana, grabbed 31-year-old Miezel Cagas Limbaga T-shirt, slapped her face and punched her stomach and chest. As Limbaga lay on the floor in pain, he stamped on her back.

Jayasankarr pleaded guilty in three charges of causing hurt, which was taken into consideration during sentencing. The maid’s case was reported after another Filipino maid within the housing estate saw bruises on the victim’s face, arms and chest on January 22 last year.

Limbaga confided she had been beaten up by her employers and confirmed the assault to the police.

Jayasankarr’s lawyer Rajan Nair said in mitigation that maid turned out to be a poor helper, she neglected her duties and had punished the couple’s children by beating them with a broom on a few occasions.

Limbaga had started working for couples in October 2014. She earned 400 Singaporean dollars a month and did not have any days off. Her duties included doing household work, cooking and taking care of the couple’s two children, aged four and five.

The maximum punishment for the offence, if committed against the domestic maid by her employer, or a member of the household, is three year’s jail term and a Singapore dollar 7,500 fine.