Since this word has okurigana (hiragana attached to the kanji) you know that it's probably going to be the kun'yomi reading.
Lucky for you, the kanji readings for transitive and intransitive verbs are almost always the same. Once you learn one, you know them both! This reading is the same as 裂く.
Lately, I've been eating cheese that can be split (AKA string cheese) every morning.
Hey, Kenichi. Your jeans are torn at the crotch.
I'm so sad that my heart feels like it will burst apart.