Bank exec jailed for stabbing girlfriend with a pair of scissors

A bank executive, Tan Yu Zi, was jailed for six months on Monday, Feb 10, 2014, for using a pair of scissors to stab his girlfriend who had decided to call off their relationship. -- FILE PHOTO: SHINMIN
A bank executive, Tan Yu Zi, was jailed for six months on Monday, Feb 10, 2014, for using a pair of scissors to stab his girlfriend who had decided to call off their relationship. -- FILE PHOTO: SHINMIN

A bank executive was jailed for six months on Monday for using a pair of scissors to stab his girlfriend who had decided to call off their relationship.

Tan Zu Yi, 22, pleaded guilty to causing hurt to Ms Yaw Boon Xing, 22, by repeatedly stabbing her at a multi-purpose hall near Block 140, Pasir Ris Street 11 on Oct 26 last year.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Tang Shangjun said Tan and the victim, both Malaysians, had been in a relationship for about three years and eight months.

When Ms Yaw moved to Singapore after she found a job in a local bank, Tan would periodically travel here to meet her.

On Oct 22 last year, she decided to end their relationship as she felt that they were incompatible. Tan tried repeatedly to contact her, seeking to work on their relationship, but the victim refused.

Four days later, he decided to drive into Singapore to meet her, bringing along a scrapbook, containing photographs of him and the victim together in happier times. He had also brought along some medicine for her and a pair of scissors that he planned to use to cut more photographs that would be pasted onto the scrapbook.

He tried to contact her and waited at the void deck for her. She finally answered his call at about 9.30pm and agreed to meet him at the multi-purpose hall.

When they met, he hugged her and told her not to leave him. He then gave her the scrapbook that he had made for her. She insisted on ending their relationship and said that it was impossible for them to reconcile. She then proceeded to tear the scrapbook.

At this, Mr Tang said, Tan took out the pair of scissors from his back pocket and started stabbing the victim on her back. He continued stabbing her repeatedly on her back, arms, shoulders, head, buttocks and right thumb despite her screams for help.

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