Man found deceased in Ma On Shan residence with apparent self-inflicted knife wounds

Heng On Estate

19th April 2024 – (Hong Kong) A man in Ma On Shan tragically took his own life using a knife. Yesterday evening at 8.45pm, law enforcement authorities received a report from a concerned individual who discovered their son unconscious in a unit within Heng Yuet House, Heng On Estate. A knife was found nearby. Rescue personnel responded to the scene and upon examination, they discovered that Mr. Lau, a 34-year-old man, had sustained knife wounds to his neck, chest, and wrists. Medical examinations later confirmed his unfortunate demise.

Preliminary investigations suggest that the deceased had inflicted self-harm using a fruit knife approximately 15 centimetres in length. No suicide note was found at the scene, and the exact cause of death will be determined pending a post-mortem examination. It has been revealed that the individual had a history of emotional instability.

If you have suicidal tendencies or depression, please call the 24-hour multi-lingual hotline at The Samaritans Hong Kong : 28960000.