A maid was slashed on the throat on Sunday by a man her alleged to be her ex-boyfriend in what is believed to be a crime of passion.
Ms Allen Remedios, 38, was returning home to Block 311, Tampines Street 33, when the man stopped her, took out a 15cm paper cutter and slashed her throat, wrist and palm.
After he fled, she stumbled up the stairs to the second-storey flat, leaving a trail of blood.
Another maid working for the same employer said she heard the door bell ring at about 6.30pm and was horrified to see Ms Remedios drenched in blood when she opened the door.
“She was standing there with blood all over her.
“The cut on her left hand was very deep, and blood was gushing out of her throat,” the maid, who wanted to be known only as Ms Rose, 25, told The New Paper yesterday.
“She said, ‘Sister, call boss’, and I shouted for our employer, who came running out.”
By the time their employer, Mr Jose Mari Camacho, 40, rushed out of a room, Ms Remedios had slumped to the floor.
The planning manager said: “I was shocked. I immediately grabbed a towel and told Rose to apply pressure on the injuries and called the police.
“I then ran out of the flat to find out who had done this to her.”
When he could not find the attacker, he went back to attend to Ms Remedios.
“She was still conscious and bleeding heavily. It was a very deep cut and I could see her trachea (windpipe) coming out from her throat, where blood was spurting out of,” Mr Camacho said.
Her wrist and thumb had deep cuts and her finger and wrist were also almost severed.
She was taken to hospital and is in stable condition, though she is still unable to speak.
The police have classified it as a case of voluntarily causing hurt with dangerous means and the attacker is still at large.