Hong Kong police~ on Monday arrested a woman accused of killing her three young daughters in a case that has shocked many in the city, where violent crime is rare. The three girls, ages 2, 4 and 5, were unresponsive when police arrived at their apartment after receiving a call from the woman, who told police that they had been killed by her husband, police said. know.
Police Commissioner Alan Chung said the woman and her husband had been separated for about a year and believed the woman was guilty of murder. The children were declared dead in the hospital. Chung said no injuries were found on their bodies and no sharp objects or drugs were found at the scene. He said a bloodied pillow was found and may have been used to prep the children.
An investigation found that the case was related to family relationship issues, Chung said. “This is a very serious case of domestic violence,” he said. Chung said the woman and her daughters live in a small apartment in Sham Shui Po, one of the poorest neighborhoods in the financial center. The woman appeared normal when police arrived at the apartment and there was no evidence that she had a bad relationship with the girls, he said. Monday’s case is the second in three days involving murders that have shocked many Hong Kong residents.
Last Friday, a man stabbed two women to death in a shopping mall in a seemingly random attack. An initial investigation found no evidence of any relationship between the suspect and the victims, police said. A local court on Monday ordered a psychiatric evaluation of the suspect, according to the South China Morning Post.
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