Sentencing of NUS student who tried to strangle ex-girlfriend sparks public debate

Legal experts weigh in on penalties given to NUS student who attacked his ex-girlfriend

University student Yin Zi Qin has been suspended from NUS and faces disciplinary proceedings. ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW
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He entered into his former girlfriend's home in a desperate bid to persuade her to get back together, but events quickly erupted into an outburst of violence that has sent shockwaves across the country.

When university student Yin Zi Qin realised the 21-year-old woman did not want to resume their relationship, he slammed his head against the wall and later attacked her.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 27, 2020, with the headline Sentencing of NUS student who tried to strangle ex-girlfriend sparks public debate. Subscribe