Woman arrested for killing husband
A woman with a history of mental illness claimed she killed her husband in their Tsz Wan Shan home before fleeing to a nearby hillside in the small hours of Friday, police said.
Police officers used torches to search overnight for the 49-year-old woman on the hillside, near Tsz Ching Estate, after they received a phone call from her just after midnight.
Officers later found the woman on a steep, difficult part of the slope where she was unable to proceed or retrace her steps. Efforts to extricate her in the early hours were hindered by dense mist and dim light.
Firemen finally descended to her on ropes and carried the woman to safety around 9am.
Police said the woman had called them at about 12.15am, saying she had killed her 84-year-old husband at a unit in Ching Tai House, Tsz Ching Estate. She told them her location on the hill.
Officers went to the couple’s flat and found the man lying unconscious on a bed.
“The man sustained multiple stab and cut wounds to his chest, shoulder and face. He was certified dead by ambulancemen at the scene,” a police spokesman said. A bloodstained knife was found near the man.
The woman was later arrested on suspicion of murder. She remains in Queen Elizabeth Hospital for observation, and was detained for further enquiries.
Police said initial investigations showed she had a record of mental illness.
A post-mortem examination will be conducted later to find the cause of death.