A Singaporean woman found guilty of starving, torturing and killing her domestic worker from Myanmar, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

The domestic worker, Ms Piang Ngaih Don reportedly weighed only 24kg (53lb) when she died from her injuries in 2016.

Prosecutors have called the actions of Gaiyathiri Murugayan, the wife of a policeman “evil and utterly inhumane”.

It is among a series of high-profile maid abuse cases in the wealthy city-state in recent years.

Ms Murugayan, 40, had pleaded guilty to a number of charges including culpable homicide against Ms Piang.

The judge said the prosecution had painted a “shocking” picture of how the 24-year old woman was tortured, humiliated, starved and ultimately killed.

He said the case was “one of the worst cases of culpable homicide” in the city-state and that words could not accurately describe the level of abuse the young woman had to endure in the month before her death.