Monday, March 2, 2009

Student stabs prof, falls to death

Look at all the people trying to get a view. Curiosity is in everyone.

Source: The Straits Times

A NANYANG Technological University professor was stabbed by his final-year project student, who later fell off a bridge linking two buildings on the Boon Lay campus on Monday morning.

Professor Chan Kap Luk, from the NTU's School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, was stabbed in the back and arms in his office on the sixth floor of Block S1 at about 10.30am.

Moments after the attack, the fourth year 21-year-old Indonesian student is believed to have slit his wrists and fallen four floors from the roof of a bridge linking the School of EEE and the Techno Plaza.

The student, identified as David Hartanto Widjaja, was pronounced dead by paramedics at about 10.45am.

Prof Chan, 45, was rushed to the nearby National University Hospital. Eyewitnesses said he was taken unconscious to the ambulance and his bloodied body was bare. He underwent an emergency operation and his injuries are said not to be life-threatening.

This is sad. University is always supposed to be the safest place around. Then one student goes crazy and injures a prof and then causes trauma for everyone else. Now the University itself may get a bad reputation.

How much angry could cause something like this. Seems like this was the students final semester, final project. An prof are usually really nice by final project and since he's known you so well over the years, everyone almost always gets an A. By the time I reached final project I was happy just to get out of there.

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