A Hong Kong man has been arrested and detained in Shenzhen for allegedly murdering his wife and making up a story that she was kidnapped for a $200,000 ransom. The man, surnamed Mak, 37, who lived with his wife in the Buji area, went to police about midnight last Saturday and said his home had been ransacked and his wife had disappeared. He showed police a note he said he found in his flat, which he believed was left by people who had kidnapped his wife and demanded $200,000 for her release. The note said he would be contacted shortly on where to take the ransom and warned him not to tell police or he and his wife would be killed. Early on Monday, he reported to police again, saying he had found his wife's body in a suitcase in a cupboard at his flat. During questioning by Public Security Bureau officers, the man reportedly admitted he had a dispute with his wife over money when he returned home early on Saturday. He told the officers they had later fought and then he strangled her. He said he did not know how to dispose of the body and had placed it in the suitcase for more than two days before he decided to report the discovery to police. He also admitted to the officers that he had written the ransom note. He told officers he had made up the story in an attempt to mislead the investigation. Police arrested him after finding his wife's body in a suitcase.