16-year-old who slashed another teen with bread knife at ITE campus charged

SINGAPORE - A 16-year-old has been charged on Wednesday with voluntarily causing grievous hurt in the lunchtime brawl at the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) College West.

Muhammad Zuhairie Adely Zulkifli used a bread knife with a 35cm blade to slash the victim, Ahmad Nurthaqif Sahed, at ITE College West along Choa Chu Kang on Tuesday at about 12.30pm. The bread knife, if used as a weapon of offence, is likely to cause death.

He slashed the victim's left arm, fracturing his elbow bone.

It was reported that the fracas was presumably over a girl. Footage of the fight, recorded by students, was circulated widely on social media.

Muhammad Zuhairie was offered a bail of $15,000, but the bailors must be his parents. If he is out on bail, he faces a 10pm to 6am curfew.

He will appear in court again on April 8.

If convicted , he faces a jail term of up to 15 years and may be fined and caned.