Murder-Suicide

A mother killed her child and then committed suicide at a flat in Taikoo Shing on January 8, 2013. Photo: SCMP

Attacks against children are symptoms of an unhealthy society

In Hong Kong, family violence and suicides are so common that their occurrence is often taken for granted. Occasionally, sensational cases, such as murder-suicides involving parents and children, manage to draw public attention to an array of social ills contributing to the tragedies. But the underlying issues are soon buried as new headlines emerge. The growing insensitivity among the public does not help to improve the situation.

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