Monday, 2 March 2009

NTU stabbing leaves one dead and another injured
CNA, 02 Mar 2009

A 21-year-old Indonesian Chinese, David Hartanto Widjaja, committed suicide by jumping off a five-storey campus block after stabbing a professor on Monday morning. He was a final-year engineering (EEE) student, and the professor, Chan Kap Luk, Deputy Director of the Biomedical Engineering Research Centre at NTU, was the student's supervisor in a project. He has since been discharged from NUH on Wednesday.

Subsequent reports indicate that the student recently had his ASEAN undergraduate scholarship terminated in Feb 2009 after 3 warning letters dating back to Aug 2007. He was also an avid online gamer, using the profile tera-majin ("earth demon" in Japanese), and had been playing online games such as WarCraft just hours before the stabbing incident.

See related articles:
NTU sent 3 warning letters to David Widjaja before terminating scholarship (CNA, 04 Mar 09)
He spends last hours in his dorm (Electric New Paper, 05 Mar 09)

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