DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Hong Kong man arrested over wife’s murder

Kitchen worker turned himself in at Castle Peak Police Station

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 31 December, 2016, 12:30pm
UPDATED : Saturday, 31 December, 2016, 12:30pm

A kitchen worker was arrested late on Friday night over the alleged murder of his wife in a domestic fight in Tuen Mun.

Police were called to a flat in Affluence Garden, on Tsing Chung Koon Road, shortly before midnight after the 58-year-old surrendered himself at Castle Peak Police Station, approximately 5km from his home.

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Officers and firefighters smashed in the door of the flat, where they discovered the man’s 52-year-old wife lying unconscious in the bedroom with injuries to her head, neck and hands.

The woman, a housewife, was rushed to Tuen Mun Hospital, but doctors there could not revive her. She was pronounced dead about an hour later.

Chan Chun-chun, assistant district commander of Tuen Mun’s crime squad, said officers later found a bag containing a pair of scissors and bloodstained clothes at a nearby rubbish station.

She added that the couple had lived with their two grown-up children, who were not in the flat on Friday night.

The family had no previous record of domestic violence.

The man was arrested on suspicion of murder. Police said they would look into the couple’s relationship and financial records, and there would be a postmortem examination.