Indian woman suspected of suffocating 3 daughters in Sham Shui Po, falsely accusing husband (Updated: 3.00pm)

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5th June 2023 – (Hong Kong) At 11.01am today, a woman called the police to report that her South Asian husband had allegedly stabbed himself and injured her, and claimed that he had “killed three children” aged 2, 4 and 5 years old respectively in their residence at 115 Kweilin Street, Sham Shui Po. According to reports, two of the children, a two-year-old and a five-year-old girl, were unconscious and have been rushed to Caritas Medical Centre for treatment by ambulance.  Unfortunately, the 3 girls were later pronounced dead. According to reports, the three young girls who were hospitalised did not have any visible stab wounds. Authorities suspect that they may have been suffocated to death by the suspect. The woman involved in the alleged murder case are of Indian nationality.

After investigating the scene, the police believe that no knives were used in the incident and that the victims did not have any knife wounds, indicating the possibility that they were suffocated. The father was not found at the scene and the police are currently pursuing him, while the mother is assisting with the investigation at the scene.

Police subsequently blocked off a section of Kweilin Street and deployed officers carrying shields and firearms to search the area for the suspect.

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. At around 12 noon, police successfully contacted the father of the three girls involved in the case. He arrived in a truck and was taken to the scene to assist with the investigation before being taken away from the scene after about half an hour.

The police said that they received a call from a woman at 11.01am, who later turned out to be the mother of the girls, confessing to the crime. Four minutes earlier, at 10.57am, the police had received another call from a man who reported that his sister may be carrying a knife and was a danger to herself and others. This call was later merged with the case of the three girls.

According to reports, the mother had called her mother, who is the grandmother of the three girls, this morning and confessed to killing them. The grandmother immediately called the girls’ uncle, who rushed to the scene. However, the door was locked, and he had to call the police. The uncle did not mention the knife in his report to the police.

The police have yet to confirm whether a knife was involved in the case. They received the call from the mother, who admitted to the crime, and are investigating whether she has any mental health issues. The mother is reportedly incoherent, saying that there are ghosts around her, and will be sent to the hospital for evaluation.

According to residents in the area, the family involved in the case consisted of five members and resided in one of the subdivided units in the building. The husband worked as a food deliveryman, while the female suspect of the household was a homemaker. Due to the language barrier, the residents claimed that they were not familiar with the family, and their children only occasionally played together.

Police cordoned off the crime scene in Sham Shui Po.
Many armed police officers were present at the scene.
One of the injured victims was lifted into the ambulance.