29-year-old Indian mother of 3 girls arrested for murder in Sham Shui Po, no mental illness recorded, family issues suspected as contributing factor

Superintendent Alan Chung Nga-lun of the Kowloon West regional crime unit.

5th June 2023 – (Hong Kong) At 11.01am, a 29-year-old Indian woman called the police to report that her husband had attacked her with a knife and killed her three daughters in their residence at 115 Kweilin Street, Sham Shui Po. When the police arrived, they found the three girls, aged two, four, and five, unconscious and rushed them to the hospital, where they were pronounced dead. The police found no visible injuries on the bodies of the girls and suspect that they may have been smothered to death. In the end, the woman was arrested on suspicion of murder, and the police have not ruled out the possibility that family problems or a third party may be involved in the case.

The woman’s husband was not present at the scene when the police arrived. The police cordoned off the area and searched for the suspect. The woman’s brother had also called the police before the incident, expressing concerns about her mental health and violent tendencies towards her children.

Superintendent Alan Chung Nga-lun of the Kowloon West regional crime unit gave a media briefing at 4pm today. Police found no evidence of recent arguments between the father and the suspect in the murder of the three girls in Sham Shui Po. The authorities believe that family issues may have contributed to the tragic incident. The suspect, who is the mother of the three girls, had been living at the scene for around 11 months and had separated from her husband about a year ago. She reported the crime to her mother and was found by the police in the bedroom of the unit, with the wooden door locked. The girls had no visible injuries, and the cause of death is yet to be determined by the coroner. The suspect had no record of mental illness, and the family had no previous history of domestic violence. The authorities are investigating the case further to determine all the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident.

Around noon, the police successfully contacted the father of the girls, who drove to the scene in a truck and was brought to the unit where the incident occurred to assist with the investigation. Preliminary investigations revealed that the woman who made the report had a history of mental illness. The police suspected that she was responsible for smothering her three daughters and then misled the authorities by reporting that her husband was the perpetrator. Initially, the case was classified as “assault and injury,” but it was later changed to “murder.” The mother was subsequently arrested and taken away with a black cloth over her head at around 3 pm. Four minutes before the mother made the report, her brother had also called the police to express concerns about her mental health and violent tendencies towards her children.