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Hospital cleaner jailed for putting urine in colleagues’ water

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A 57-year-old female former cleaner at the Famagusta state hospital who was caught in 2015 adding urine to her colleagues’ drinking water was sentenced to nine months in prison on Tuesday.

The woman was caught red-handed in August 2015 after the hospital’s management installed  a surveillance camera as part of efforts to discover the cause of illness affecting the cleaners who were showing symptoms including headaches, vomiting and abdominal pains.

The suspect was seen on camera pouring some sort of liquid into her colleagues’ water bottles. During a search, police found a bottle with the liquid in her pocket. Lab tests revealed that the liquid was infected with staphylococci and other germs.

The woman reportedly admitted that about a month prior to her arrest she had been putting urine that she collected from the hospital’s toilets in her colleagues’ water bottles. She reportedly said that she did it to take revenge on her colleagues who did not support her while she was on sick leave.

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