The series of incident started from 15 Feb, when scolded boy for spilling liquids on the floor as she believed this had caused his 17-year-old sister to slip and fall 2 days earlier.
Sugianti and the boy then shouted at each other, and the boy then trashed a shelf in her bedroom containing her belongings.
Afraid that Sugianti would complain to his father, the boy then put back in place her items.
Later that day, Sugianti was frying chicken wings in the kitchen when she scolded the bou.
In response, he covered her mouth from behind and pulled her hair to stop her from scolding him further.
Sugianti shook the frying pan at him a few times and called him a “devil’s son”.
That’s when he scratched her face and walked away.
Feeling the scratch mark, Sugianti challenged the boy to a fight.
The boy told her to “go away” and went to the toilet.
That’s when Sugianti lifted the frying pan and pouted hot oil on the boy, scalding his arm and leg.
The boy cried in shock and he was taken to a polyclinic the next day.
A police report was then made.
Sugianti was also treated at Changi General Hospital for for soreness on the back of her head and a claw mark under her right eye.
In court today, Sugianti’s lawyer pleaded for leniency, saying that she had been working for the household since last October, taking care of the boy and his two sisters as well as their ailing grandmother.
He added that Sugianti had suffered much verbal abuse from the boy, who is much bigger in size than her.
The judge ruled that a deterrent sentence was required, noting a certain amount of malice and intention on the maid’s part and that Sugianti should have taken up any grievances with the boy’s father.
Sugianti could have been jailed for up to 7 years and/or fined.