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Foo Jie Ying
Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014

Crime

Teen stabbed in Potong Pasir

The New Paper | Foo Jie Ying | Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014

Nabbed: One of the suspects. (Right) Police at the scene of the crime. Found: A knife was found in the vicinity of the attack.

SINGAPORE - She heard a commotion and raised voices from her second-storey Potong Pasir flat, but brushed it off as she was busy cooking.

The housewife, who wanted to be known as Madam Lee, 52, only found out later from her neighbours that the heated argument on Friday afternoon had escalated into a stabbing incident.

"I was so shocked when I realised what had happened.

"Now, I am worried about the safety of this neighbourhood," she told The New Paper on Sunday in Mandarin.

According to Lianhe Wanbao, it all began with a heated confrontation between two secondary school students, both 16, and a 17-year-old boy.

Things reportedly turned violent when one of the students allegedly dashed home and reappeared with a knife, the Chinese evening daily reported.

The teenager bolted at the sight of the weapon, with the two students hot on his heels. The duo eventually caught up with him and allegedly stabbed him in the chest.

A knife and a few pieces of blood-stained tissue paper were seen in the vicinity of the block where the scuffle happened, Lianhe Wanbao reported.

Passers-by who saw the teenager's stab wound reportedly took him to a nearby clinic, before he was then taken conscious to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

According to the police, the duo were arrested in relation to a case of voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapon.

A resident who wanted to be known as Lisa told The New Paper on Sunday that she saw police questioning the victim's brother.

Investigations are ongoing, said a police spokesman.


This article was first published on JULY 6, 2014.
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