A mistaken identity resulted in the eldest daughter of a Tai Po district councillor being attacked with acid, the District Court heard yesterday. Wan Hang-chun, daughter of council vice-chairman Wan Hok-lim, was attacked instead of his daughter-in-law, the court heard. Assailant Ken Chan Yin-kin said in an audiotape played to the court that his gang leader, identified only as 'Monkey', had earlier ordered him to attack 'the son', but had later told him to get 'the woman' too. The evidence was given in the case of Constable Chan Yat-chuen, 36, who stands accused of perverting the course of justice. He denies telling Ken Chan in February 2004 to give a false statement concealing the identity of the mastermind of the attack, which occurred the previous month and left Ms Wan severely injured. Prosecutor Thomas Iu told the court on Wednesday it had been alleged that the original order was given by Mr Wan. In the tape, Ken Chan said 'the father', who he did not name, ordered the gang leader to blind his son because he and his wife had swindled him. The gang leader chose to use sulfuric acid. Ken Chan and the gang leader only found out from media reports the next day that the wrong woman had been attacked, the court heard. Ken Chan, who is serving 81/2 years in jail for his part in the attack, said yesterday the accused policeman had asked him to give a fictitious name for the person who instructed him to carry out the attack, and say that this person then threw the acid. Ken Chan said he agreed and gave a staged statement to the police the same day, but gave two genuine confessions the next day. The hearing continues today before Judge Chua Fi-lan.