Singapore dentistry student who strangled, injured ex-girlfriend suspended from NUS
- Dentistry student Yin Zi Qin was sentenced to 12 days’ detention and community service after causing his ex-girlfriend to black out
- The National University of Singapore said it is conducting disciplinary proceedings, as petitions call for stiffer penalties
In a statement uploaded on its Facebook page on Monday, NUS said it did not have the jurisdiction to investigate matters beyond the university. “As such, NUS had to wait for the completion of the court proceedings to gather the facts of the case. We will now move to close this case as quickly as we can.”
NUS said it received feedback in recent days concerning the off-campus incident and “stands strongly against any form of misconduct”.
The university added that students who breach the NUS Statutes and Regulations face severe sanctions including suspension and expulsion.
Second-year dentistry student, Yin Zi Qin, was sentenced on Friday to a short detention order for 12 days, 80 hours of community service and a day reporting order for five months after he was convicted of voluntarily causing hurt to his ex-girlfriend.