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Domestic worker tragically found hanging from third floor at Bukit Batok HDB flat



SINGAPORE: A tragic discovery was made early on Monday morning (25 Sep) at Block 104 Bukit Batok Central when a 29-year-old female domestic worker was found dead outside the kitchen window of a third-floor residential unit.

The incident was reported at approximately 6:20 am.

A disturbing video circulating on social media platforms depicts the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) personnel on-site, making efforts to retrieve the body.

As per SCDF’s official statement, they arrived to find a person hanging outside the kitchen window. Safety ropes were used to secure and subsequently lower the individual to the second floor.

The female was pronounced dead at the scene by an SCDF paramedic.

Screenshot of viral video on Singapore’s private messaging platforms

Mothership, a local media outlet, received confirmation from the police that the deceased was a 29-year-old woman.

As of now, the case is classified as an unnatural death. Although preliminary investigations suggest no foul play, police officials have emphasized that the investigations are still ongoing.

Gutzy’s sources have identified the deceased as an Indonesian domestic worker.

Disturbingly, another domestic worker claimed that the deceased was not granted leave, with her personal effects, including her mobile phone, allegedly retained by her employer, thereby preventing her from contacting her family.

If you or someone you know is grappling with suicidal thoughts, assistance and support are accessible.

Samaritans of Singapore Hotline: 1767

Institute of Mental Health’s Helpline: 6389 2222

Singapore Association for Mental Health Helpline: 1800 283 7019

You can discover a directory of global helplines on this page.

In case someone you are aware of is facing an imminent threat, please dial 24-hour emergency services.

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How will a human feel if she cannot even contact her family in another country,,where the children may be in the care of some relatives ?.. The anguish and pain she suffers was unnecessary, if her employers had some civilized and decent character. It is really cowardice to bully a poor human who out of no choice seek employment far away to feed her family. Finally she had to die in this horrible manner.. something that could have been easily avoided.

The sad truth is many employers (sadly many are Singaporeans) are just cheapo, treating cheap labor like slaves. The main issue however is how did SG become an importer of cheap labor – just fdws alone, there is about 250,000-280,0000? And how much enforced protections/rights do our laws provided to them?

Another Sad Day, for all Helpers due to Crazy Rich Asians unhealthy attitudes.
I suggest all employers of helpers go for mental health screening before they can employ a helper & get some MOM officer to engage them monthly at informal setting.

Let’s push Shan to save these type of lives. I shudder to think what’s Shan’s thinking when a maid commit suicide when drugs are not involved.

Should he adv and persuade his colleagues to value a maids life too besides

JT and TSL should commit suicide. Many of us have been writing for decades to ask MOM to ensure that the DWs have a room of their own and proper working contracts before granting approval for their visas. It has never happened. Many of these maids are made to sleep in the bomb shelter or share rooms with the employer’s families. It is inhuman conditions just like the foreign workers in the dormitories. The Indonesian, Indian, Chinese, Bangladesh embassies have all failed their citizens in allowing them to work and live under such conditions. Please protect your citizens from the… Read more »

If indeed it was a maid who committed suicide, the question to be asked is “why was she driven to take her own life?” Additionally, was there no channel for her to vent her unhappiness and seek refuge? Finally, did the employer mistreat her to such an extent that suicide was the only option? Tan See Leng has to wake up from his slumber and ensure the investigation to be carried out has a solution to prevent further occurrences. I find it sad that a foreign worker, having left home to earn a living overseas, has passed on due perhaps… Read more »

MOM was aware of all these employers who ill can afford to employ a maid…lack of proper space etc and yet such practice had been going on for decades. When the news hit about the Myanmar maid that was tortured by the indian shit skin couple to death, all Tan SL could wayang was to order his lower minion at MOM to selectively conduct wayang phone interview on these maids to check on their well being. And also to push the doctors doing 6 monthly medical check up to conduct welfare checks on maids ,WHICH IS ACTUALLY THE JOB OF… Read more »

Rather a very unusual to commit suicide.Something very sinister might have been committed.This is not an unnatural death.So sad😩

A family in Indonesia in Indonesia is grieving. She came here to earn a living and mental stress must have driven her to commit suicide. The Police needs to interview other Maids and the employer to find out. Also an autopsy of her body to determine her state of Health. RIP

I have suggested to MOM previously that all maids must be allowed to call the MOM hotline. Also, MOM officers should visit newly arrived maids to make sure they have settled in well. With Artificial Intelligence, we can have all maids phone in weekly as they wish, to say a few sentences. Computers can analyse their speech and do the necessary follow-ups. This applies to maids where are new to Singapore. Those who have been here 5 years or more are seasoned and less likely to be in distress.