A private tutor has been accused of crossing the line when disciplining a 9-year-old girl.
According to the girl’s parents, the tutor would punish the girl by hitting her buttocks with a clothes hanger, pinching her chest.
One time, she is said to have hit the girl’s face with a metal rod, causing her teeth to hurt.
The tutor, reportedly and elderly lady in her 60s, was hired to teach the girl, a China national, English and Math.
The girl would travel to her Ang Mo Kio condominium for lessons twice a week, with each lesson lasting from 9am till noon.
When she did not learn her vocabulary, she would allegedly be punished with such beatings.
The beatings came to light earlier this month, when the girl’s parents noticed multiple bruises on her body after she came out of the shower.
They have since reported the matter to the police.