A Filipino domestic helper in Singapore was hurt after her Indian ex-boyfriend attacked her with a penknife, reports said.
A report on The Straits Times said Singapore police charged Palaiyan Murugadas, 41, a construction worker, with causing "grievous hurt" to Allen Remedios Adolfo, 38, last Sunday.
A separate report on Singaporean Stomp said Murugadas left deep cuts on Remedios's throat, wrist, and palm, and left her to stumble back to her employer's second floor apartment after the incident.
Remedios managed to ring the doorbell and alert her fellow maid and employer, Jose Mari Camacho, before passing out, the report said.
"It was a very deep cut and I could see her trachea (windpipe) coming out from her throat, where blood was spurting out... There were also deep cuts on her wrist and palm. I could see her bones and ligaments. Her thumb and finger were hanging just by the skin," Camacho told Stomp.
Remedios was taken to Changi General Hospital, where she underwent a blood transfusion and an operation.
The Filipina's colleague, Rose, said Murugadas had been seen loitering near the apartment for an hour every Sunday since Remedios ceased communications with him three months ago.
He will remain at Bedok police division until the court hearing on September 2. If convicted, Murugadas may face up to 15 years in jail and caning or a fine. —Rie Takumi/KBK, GMA News