Sisters declare aged lady charged at them with scissors in race-related assault, latter nabbed underneath Mental Health Act


While going about their day, two sisters encountered an aged lady whom they claimed had tried to assault them with a pair of scissors.

Recounting the incident in an Instagram story, Vidya* acknowledged that she and her sister Divya* have been on the bus stop reverse Ang Mo Kio Public Library on Tuesday (March 14) at 6.15pm. 

The lady, carrying a purple shirt and black shorts, occurred to be sitting on the same bus stop.

“The moment she saw the both of us, she gave us a very disgusted look,” Vidya wrote. 

To avoid her gaze, the sisters tried to walk to the other side of the bus stop, nonetheless the lady continued to stare at them. 

“She kept mumbling to herself in [Mandarin] and we just chose to ignore it even though we felt very uncomfortable.” 

Despite their attempt to avoid her, Vidya acknowledged the woman “suddenly stood up and took out a pair of scissors from her bag and charged towards us in a very threatening way”. 

“We were completely shocked and did not know how to react.” 

Their bus arrived and the sisters shortly boarded the auto, as a result of the aged lady tried to conform with them whereas nonetheless yelling at them. 

Vidya moreover managed to grab a video of the woman whereas the latter was clutching the scissors in her hand. 


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The video clip has shocked netizens, who’ve been in disbelief that the sisters had encountered one factor so traumatic.

Several expressed concern for them, whereas others urged them to make a police report. 


Speaking to Wake Up Singapore about their encounter with the woman, Vidya maintained that she and her sister have been merely minding their very personal enterprise. 

Calling the woman’s actions an “act of racism” that’s “disgusting and unbelievable”, she acknowledged: “My sister and I are both traumatised… I fear for the safety of many young children who may be more vulnerable and unable to protect themselves in such a situation.” 

“What made this situation even worse [are] the bystanders watching this incident happen. No one came to our aid. My sister and I felt so alone.” 

The sisters made a police report on the similar day. 

Responding to AsiaOne’s queries, the police confirmed that they acquired a report on a case of alleged harassment on the similar day.

They added {{that a}} 70-year-old lady was apprehended underneath Section 7(1) of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) Act 2008. No accidents have been reported.

*Not their precise names

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