24-year-old mother arrested after her baby is found fatally strangled in their Hong Kong home

  • A 24-year-old mother was arrested on suspicion of fatally strangling her 19-month-old daughter in the Eastern District of Hong Kong.
  • Officers found the mother and the baby with neck injuries at a residential building in North Point on April 23. 
  • The baby was pronounced dead at the scene, while the mother was sent to a hospital in a conscious state and is currently being detained for questioning after police found suicide notes and plastic cable ties at their home. 

A 24-year-old mother was arrested on suspicion of fatally strangling her baby daughter after they were both found unconscious at home in the Eastern District of Hong Kong.

Hong Kong police received a report from a 51-year-old woman that the mother and her 19-month-old baby had been found unconscious at a residential building in North Point on April 23. 

Officers found the mother and the baby with neck injuries. The baby was pronounced dead at the scene. The mother, surnamed Liu, was sent to the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital in Chai Wan in a conscious state. 

The investigators have classified the case as a homicide, and a postmortem will be conducted to confirm whether the baby was strangled to death.

Liu has been detained for questioning after police also found suicide notes and plastic cable ties in her home. 

 

Featured Image via Dltl2010; Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)

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