Couple regrets decision to leave deceased baby under care of arrested husband and wife in Tai Kok Tsui

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The deceased baby (Insert picture). Peony House West Block.

14th August 2022 – (Hong Kong) A murder case occurred in Tai Kok Tsui yesterday morning. A 3-month-old baby boy surnamed Cheng, who was placed under a couple’s custody, was sent to the hospital in a coma with multiple bruises and burns on his body before being certified dead. After investigation, the police arrested a 35-year-old man Ip and his 24-year-old wife, Lam for suspected murder. Cheng’s biological parents returned to Peony House West Block in Tai Kok Tsui yesterday night to pray for their deceased son. The two broke down at the scene. The mother of the deceased baby revealed that at the beginning of August due to commencement of her new job, she left her son under the care of the arrested woman whom she has known for more than 10 years. They knew each other when they were both movie extras at a local TV station long time ago.

In return she was paid HK$1,000 for taking care of the baby. She described the other person as being kind-hearted. However, it was suspected that her husband was left alone with the baby at home and he allegedly abused him.

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