Nursing student stabbed and slashed in Jurong West

*UPDATE : Police said that the suspect who was arrested will face court on December 21. He faces charges for voluntarily causing grievous hurt with a dangerous weapon.

SINGAPORE - A nursing student in her 20s was stabbed at a block of flats in Jurong West on Friday morning.

Chinese evening daily, Lianhe Wanbao, reported on its website that the woman was sent to the National University Hospital with injuries to her arms, neck and abdomen.

Police confirmed that they received a call for assistance at 8:40am on Friday. Upon arriving, they found the injured woman at Block 415, Jurong West Street 42.

A man in his 30s has been arrested in relation to the case.

Lianhe Wanbao reported the victim was on her way to school with her father and had just stepped out of the lift when they encountered the assailant.

An eye-witness told the Chinese daily that the unknown man stabbed her repeatedly. The witness said the victim was crying as she bled from her neck.

The victim's father tried to stop the attacker. He pulled off the man's top during a tussle. But the assailant escaped, leaving his knife behind.

ljessica@sph.com.sg

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