Arrest made in corrosive liquid case

Police have arrested a 52-year-old man believed to be responsible for a negligent act on board an MRT train on the North-South Line last Thursday.

The incident that involved an unknown substance - said to be sulphuric acid - left nurse Wan Zahfirah Arshad, 24, with burns on her left buttock after she sat on an MRT seat. She was treated at the Singapore General Hospital and her condition is said to be stable, reported The Straits Times last Saturday.

A police statement yesterday said that the identity of the suspect was established following extensive investigations by officers from the Jurong Police Division.

The suspect's images were recovered from closed-circuit TV footage and he was arrested on Sunday night.

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