16-year-old in ITE College West slashing incident charged

YouTube screengrab of alleged slashing incident at ITE College West.

[UPDATE 11 March 2015, 2:30pm: Teen charged in court for allegedly slashing another]

A 16-year-old was charged Wednesday with voluntarily causing grievous hurt after allegedly slashing someone at the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) College West with a bread knife.

The victim, Ahmad Nurthaqif Sahed, sustained slash wounds on his left arm and a fractured elbow bone, said media reports.
 
Muhammad Zuhairie Adely Zulkifli has been offered bail of $15,000. He faces a 10pm to 6am curfew while out on bail.

He will appear in court on 8 April. If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in jail and may be caned and fined.





The police arrested the teen after receiving a call at about 12:35pm requesting for assistance at the educational institution located along Choa Chu Kang Grove. 

"Upon police’s arrival, it was established that a case of voluntary causing hurt with dangerous means had occurred at the said location. A 19-year-old man was conveyed conscious to NUH and a 16-year-old man was arrested in relation to the case," they said. Police investigation is ongoing. 

A video showing what appeared to be a slashing incident at ITE College West surfaced on the same day after it was uploaded on YouTube.

The 25-second clip was uploaded by a Nicholas Chia and showed two men at the school's piazza. The attacker, clad in white top and black pants, was seen chasing another man while holding a sharp object. 

According to the Singapore Civil Defence Force, they were alerted to an incident at the institution around 12:40pm. 

"SCDF conveyed one male Malay in his teens to National University Hospital for lacerations on his left arm and back," they said.