Woman Who Tortured, Killed Maid Gets 30 Years

Woman Who Tortured, Killed Maid Gets 30 Years

Newser - Crime·2021-06-23 07:01

(Newser) – A Singapore woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in what authorities say was one of the worst cases of "maid abuse" imaginable. Gaiyathiri Murugayan, 40, pleaded guilty earlier this year to dozens of charges, including culpable homicide, in the 2016 death of live-in domestic worker Piang Ngaih Don, the BBC reports. Prosecutors said the 24-year-old Myanmar national, who arrived in Singapore in October 2015, was humiliated, starved, tortured, and killed by Muruguyan, the wife of a policeman. Piang weighed just 53 pounds when she died in July 2016 after being assaulted several times in a few hours. Prosecutors said Muruguyan's 61-year-old mother sometimes joined in the assaults.

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