In a horrifying incident, a housekeeper was caught on camera dipping a toddler’s hand into a pot of boiling water while looking after the child. The Incident took place in Singapore on Jan. 14.

According to local reports, the unidentified woman started working as the housekeeper in December and was from Myanmar. She was looking after the 16-month-old toddler and her eight-year-old sister when the incident took place. When the parents of the child returned home from work and questioned her about it, the woman claimed that the baby had suffered burns after accidentally touching a hot cooking pan. The parents immediately rushed the baby to a nearby hospital where she was treated for second degree burns to her left hand.

The parents weren’t suspicious until the doctors said they had “some doubts” about the story told by the housekeeper. When they returned home, they noticed that the woman had packed her bags and was insisting on returning to her employment agency. This made the parents more suspicious following which they checked the CCTV footage which showed the woman abusing the child.

The parents confronted the woman who confessed to the crime and said she hurt the child because she was homesick and wanted to return. The parents immediately called the police who arrived at the home and took the woman into custody.

Speaking to the Straits Times on Wednesday, the toddler’s mother, Amy Low, said, "Since the incident, every night my daughter cries and cries non-stop, and she's too young to speak so we don't know if she's having nightmares or still in so much pain.”

She uploaded the CCTV footage of the incident on Facebook on Wednesday which showed the housekeeper dipping the toddler’s hand into the pot following which the baby can be heard crying loudly. The video has since gone viral.

Representational image of a baby feet. Creative Commons