Acid on MRT priority seat: 52-year-old man arrested
A 52-year old man has been arrested in relation to the acid case in an MRT train which burnt the left buttock of a nurse on Thursday (May 2).
The suspect was identified through a CCTV footage that led to the arrest of the man last night (May 6).
Investigations against him are currently ongoing.
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Nurse burnt by substance on MRT seat: 2nd of such case in 2 weeks
A nurse was burnt after she sat on a train seat which had a yellow substance on it. This is the second incident of a commuter getting burnt in two weeks. Yesterday at 11am, Ms Wan Zahfirah Arshad, 24, was on a north-bound train headed towards Jurong East. When she alighted, she experienced an unbearable tingling sensation and noticed a yellow substance on her clothes. What she sat on could have been acid.
A spokesman for the Singapore General Hospital confirmed that she is currently warded at the hospital for 3 per cent burns. SMRT expressed shock at the incident and lodged a police report after speaking with the passenger and ensuring that she is well taken care of. The police confirmed they were informed “of an unknown substance found on a train and a woman who had sought medical consultation in relation to the case”.
Investigations are ongoing.
Just on April 17, a teenage boy reportedly suffered second-degree burns on his right thigh after sitting on a pool of oily liquid on a bus stop seat in Bukit Batok East Avenue 3. Tests could not identify what he sat on.
On March 24, last year, a 27-year-old Malaysian woman sustained a burn wound on her buttocks after she sat on a wet seat on board a train.
She had experienced a searing pain and alighted at Dhoby Ghaut to check. After the incident, she had to sleep face down, and it hurt to walk.
That’s pretty scary and it looks painful huh? Well, it looks like a prankster at work, but of course I could be wrong. Hopefully the police investigation will be fruitful!
Meanwhile, do check the next time before you sit down at the MRT or the train!