The inquest into the death of a Nepali shot dead by a policeman heard evidence yesterday from a Water Supplies Department worker who said he had been told of a 'ferocious' homeless person on a hillside in Ho Man Tin. He took photographs of a man lying on a sofa in the area. But the Coroner's Court heard that he did not identify the man as Dil Bahadur Limbu, who was later fatally shot by a policeman on the hillside. Evidence from Ngan Ka-tung, a construction site supervisor, was read out on the second day of the inquest into the death of Limbu, who was shot by Constable Hui Ka-ki on March 17 during an ID check. The inquest, scheduled to run for 25 days and to hear testimony from 60 witnesses, began on Monday. But it was beset by delays as lawyers discussed various issues without the jury present. The court did not hear the first witness until late yesterday. Ngan said he visited the area on February 24 after his superior received a complaint about someone sleeping there. In his statement he said he met someone he knew, who told him of a homeless man on one of the slopes who was 'very ferocious' and forbade cleaners to work there. After hearing this he spotted a man lying on a red sofa and photographed him from afar, believing it was the person he was searching for. But he could not see clearly what the man looked like or tell his nationality. He handed the photographs to police when they contacted him. Lui Kwok-pui, an amenities assistant with the Leisure and Cultural Services Department who was sent to take photographs, said that when he went to the area on February 18 he was careful about his safety. Asked why, Lui said it was because colleagues who had handled homeless people told him they were prone to aggression, and he was also alone that day. He took photos, but could not be sure of the identity of the person. The court - including Coroner William Ng Sing-wai, lawyers and a five-person jury - are visiting the Ho Man Tin hillside today. They are expected to see a pavilion, a podium, and the home of one of the inquest witnesses.