Murder and attempted suicide in Kowloon City

     Police are investigating a murder and attempted suicide case in Kowloon City today (March 27) in which an 84-year-old man died.

     At 4.30am, Police received a report that a woman was found lying unconsciously in a flat on Beacon Hill Road.

     Police officers sped to the scene. Sustaining cut wound on neck and hand, the 71-year-old woman was rushed to Caritas Medical Centre in unconscious state and was transferred to Princess Margaret Hospital later.

     Officers located the woman’s 84-year-old husband in the flat who was in unconscious state. He was certified dead at scene. Initial investigation revealed that the woman was suspected to have covered her husband’s nose and mouth with plastic tape and attempted to commit suicide afterwards. No will note was found at scene.

     A cutter which was in suspected connection with the case were seized at scene.

     Post-mortem examinations will be conducted later to ascertain the cause of death of the deceased.

     Active investigation by the District Crime Squad of Kowloon City District is underway. Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information to offer is urged to contact the investigating officers on 3661 7859.

Ends/Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Issued at HKT 16:10