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Domestic helper who died at Lentor Ave accident after pushing toddler away was aged 29, from Punjab, India

More details revealed.

Belmont Lay | November 9, 03:53 pm

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A domestic helper died after getting hit by a car along Lentor Avenue on Tuesday, Nov. 5, just before 11am.

Media reports right after the incident said she pushed away a two-year-old toddler on a stroller before being hit.

Her heroics and selflessness have been hailed by many online.

Now, more information has been revealed about the domestic helper and where she was from.

Worked in Singapore for three months

According to Today, the domestic helper is a 29-year-old woman named Jaspreet Kaur.

She came to work in Singapore from the state of Punjab in India, and had been working as a domestic helper for the household here for only three months before tragedy struck.

She was a single mother.

She leaves behind a seven-year-old daughter in India.

This girl is now staying with the deceased’s two younger brothers and ageing mother.

Day of tragedy

It was also revealed that Kaur had taken her employer’s two-year-old son out in a stroller on the morning of the accident.

The employer and mother of the boy, is a 30-year-old Indian national.

Together with her husband and son, they stay at Bullion Park condominium in the Yio Chu Kang area.

The mother was at home that fateful morning when the domestic helper took the toddler out.

The employer heard the bad news when the police showed up.

The son escaped relatively unscathed, except for scrape wounds on his forehead, right cheek and nose.

The family was reported to have treated Kaur as a family member.

The employers are still making arrangements to pass monetary contributions back to India to assist the deceased’s family, and give the money raised to Kaur’s daughter, or at least ensure it goes into the right hands.

Kaur’s body was flown back to India on Friday evening.

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