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Netizens question the need for domestic workers to clean exterior of windows after Indonesian helper fell to death at Hougang block

The Online Citizen, The Online Citizen, 31 March 2021 - An Indonesian national who was working as a domestic helper to a physically challenged elderly woman was found lying at the foot of a block of flats near Hougang MRT station on Monday (29 March).

According to the police, they received a call for assistance at Block 464 Upper Serangoon Road at 4.53 pm.

Upon arrival, the 26-year-old woman was found unconscious on the ground and was taken to Sengkang General Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Mothership reported that the deceased, named Pipit, fell from the sixth storey of the HDB block.

The police are investigating the case.

A neighbour living on the same floor, who declined to be named, said that the Indonesian domestic helper was employed by an elderly woman who is often seen in a wheelchair, The Straits Times (ST) reported.

The neighbour also said that the deceased had spoken about her two children.

Chinese evening newspaper Shin Min Daily reported that the elderly employer’s children hired the Indonesian woman about six months ago to take care of their mother.

The senior lady, who only wanted to be known as Madam Chen, said that she heard the deceased crying out for help twice on the day of the tragedy.

However, by the time Madam Chen reached the kitchen with her walking stick, the woman was nowhere to be seen. She cannot be found in the storeroom or toilet either.

Madam Chen’s children told the Chinese newspaper that they will get in touch with the helper’s agency to settle her funeral arrangements, as well as the embassy to get her body flown back to her home country.

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Source: https://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2021/03/31/netizens-question-the-need-for-domestic-workers-to-clean-exterior-of-windows-after-indonesian-helper-fell-to-death-at-hougang-block/

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