Singapore childcare teacher charged with ill-treating child: A former part-time teacher at a childcare centre in Singapore was charged on Tuesday with ill-treatment of a two-year-old boy, according to reports.
Investigations began after a two-minute video clip taken from the centre’s CCTV camera went viral.
The clip showed a woman believed to be the teacher dragging a boy across the floor with force and pushing him to the ground. The boy appeared to have difficulty standing up after the fall, as seen in the clip.
The suspect, 51-year-old Siti Hadijah Mohamed, is accused of ill-treatment of the child by grabbing his upper arms and forcefully heaving him backwards to the floor two times, causing the boy to suffer a fracture in his left shin, according to a Channel News Asia report.
The alleged incident took place in July of last year at NTUC My First Skool childcare centre located in Toa Payoh Lorong 4.
Mr Satwant Singh, the lawyer for Siti Hadijah, requested the court to adjourn the case so he could take instructions from his client and make representations.
The case is scheduled to be heard again on February 18.
The defendant is out on bail of S$5,000.
If convicted of the charges, she could face a jail term of up to four years, and a fine of S$4,000.