Woman 43, charged with stabbing 6-year-old boy with pen at childcare centre in S’pore


A 43-year-old woman who is a Indian national & Singapore PR was charged on Friday (May 24) with “stabbing” a six-year-old boy repeatedly with a pen at a childcare centre, leaving marks on his face and scalp.

The woman, was handed one count of ill-treating a child under her care under the Children and Young Persons Act.

According to the CNA report, the incident occurred on Nov 16, 2022 at about 3pm, while the boy was in her care at the childcare centre.

The woman allegedly stabbed the boy’s head several times with a pen, causing a 1cm-long abrasion on his scalp, a 2cm-long abrasion over his eyebrow ridge, and a 1.5cm-long abrasion over his scalp.

The court issued a gag order that prohibits the publication of the victim’s identity, the accused’s identity, and the location of the incident.

The woman indicated that she would be pleading guilty to the charges.

She was offered bail of S$15,000 and her case will be heard again in June.

If convicted of ill-treating a child under her care, she could face a maximum sentence of up to eight years in jail, a fine of up to S$8,000, or both.

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