5th June 2023 – (Hong Kong) A devastating tragedy unfolded in Sham Shui Po as a woman of Indian origin is suspected of suffocating her three young daughters aged 2, 4, and 5, before calling the police and falsely claiming that her husband had attacked her and killed their daughters. The family of five held Hong Kong identity cards, with the father and other relatives arriving at the scene and hospital in the aftermath of the incident. The woman was not injured.
Upon arriving at the hospital, the aunt of the deceased girls became emotional and disregarded the objections of investigators, revealing to the media that the parents of the girls had separated approximately a year ago and were currently awaiting a court ruling on custody arrangements. She expressed disbelief and anger at her sister-in-law for committing such a heinous act.
A spokesperson for the Social Welfare Department expressed deep concern over the tragedy and revealed that the woman and her three daughters were a case being followed up on by a non-governmental organisation’s comprehensive family service centre. The department will contact the family and provide appropriate assistance based on their welfare needs. Additionally, a mobile service station will be set up by the department and non-governmental organisations at the C2 exit of MTR Sham Shui Po Station at 4 pm to provide support and service information to those in need. The department also operates a 24-hour hotline, 2343 2255, which provides immediate phone counselling, support, and referral services.
After conducting preliminary investigations, law enforcement officials have discovered that the informant has a history of mental illness and is suspected of suffocating her three daughters before falsely reporting that her husband had caused their injuries. The case was initially classified as “assault causing bodily harm,” but has now been changed to “murder.” The woman has been sent to the hospital for a mental health examination, and the details of the incident are still being investigated.