The Stabbing that Shocked NTU

At about 11.30 am this morning, while I was in class, I checked out twitter and saw @greenteacup‘s tweet asking if anyone had heard about a student who committed suicide in NTU. He worked in NTU, and his colleague had received an SMS regarding it. Naturally I was shocked. What he tweeted later shocked me even more.

@reivad ARe u in NTU right now? Heard anything about student stabbing prof, and jump off EEE ?

I was skeptical and took it with a pinch of salt. He then tweeted that he saw police cars going past his building. It was only later on at about 12.30 pm when my parents called me up that I actually believed what had happened. This was crazy. No one would expect this sort of thing to happen in a local university, and I certainly didn’t expect it to happen in my university. Reminded me of the incident last year at Virginia Tech in the US.

According to the Straits Times, the attacker was a final year student in the school of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and the victim was his final year project supervisor. I’m sure there is more to this than just the professor provoking the student. I wonder what would make a person about to graduate in 2 months do something like that, just after the term break.

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