SINGAPORE - The day after she turned down his marriage proposal, a stalker brutally slashed and stabbed a student nurse.
Armed with a kitchen knife, he waited near Block 415, Jurong West Street 42 for her.
Just after 8am last Friday, he attacked the Nanyang Polytechnic nursing student as she was heading to school.
After she fell, he sat on her and viciously cut her repeatedly as she screamed for help.
Her father rushed to her rescue and had to pull the Indian national off his daughter.
But by then, she was left with multiple deep wounds on her neck and body.
Family members said the victim, 20, was rushed to the National University Hospital (NUH), the place where she had a job attachment and where her stalker, a cleaner, had first seen her.
TNP understands that she had worked at NUH from September to October for three weeks.
Speaking to The New Paper at the hospital last Friday afternoon, her teary-eyed mother, who wanted to be known only as Mrs Guna, said she does not know the attacker's name and has no idea how he found out their home address.
She said: "He always disturbed her and all that. But we never took it seriously. We thought it was just talking.
"He (had told her), 'I want to marry you. I can sell my land'. My daughter said, 'No. No. I don't want.'
"That fellow knows that she has a boyfriend."
One of the victim's uncles, who wanted to be known only as Mr Siva, 64, said the man had been harassing his niece. But nobody expected him to attack her, said the security guard.