Commuter injured in unprovoked attack by woman on train, police looking into matter

Submitted by Stomper Fanny

What could have triggered her?

Stomper Fanny was allegedly attacked by a fellow commuter on board an MRT train last Thursday evening (Sept 7), but has no idea what could have caused it.

Fanny was on the way home on the Circle Line at around 6.20pm when the incident occurred.

She recounted: "I was attacked by this auntie on the MRT train. She even purposely stepped on my feet twice.

"When asked to apologise, she refused and tried to take a photo of me with her phone. I blocked her phone, but she grabbed me and the skin on my finger was left torn and bleeding.

"I am not quite sure what agitated or triggered the woman. I was already seated and she boarded the train at the next one or two stations after me.

"I think she didn't manage to get a seat and might have been triggered by that? Or maybe she was expecting someone to give her a seat. Because I could feel her staring at me when she stood in front of me while I was using my phone. Maybe she thought I looked young enough to be bullied by her."

Fanny subsequently made a police report.

Sharing photo of her injuries with Stomp, she added: "I was so upset after the incident."

In response to a Stomp query, the police confirm that a report was lodged and are looking into the matter.