Child abuse case in Castle Peak reclassified as murder and ill-treatment or neglect by those in charge of child or young person

Hong Kong (HKSAR) -      Police today (January 7) reclassified a child abuse case happened in Castle Peak yesterday (January 6) as murder and ill-treatment or neglect by those in charge of child or young person.

     At about 1.15pm yesterday, Police received a report from a 26-year-old man that his 5-year-old daughter collapsed in a unit on Tuen Hop Street.

     Police officers sped to the scene and located the 5-year-old girl who sustained multiple injuries.  The girl was rushed to Tuen Mun Hospital in unconscious state and was certified dead at 2.38pm yesterday.  Police officers later found the 8-year-old brother of the girl at the scene who sustained multiple injuries.  He was rushed to Tuen Mun Hospital in conscious state.

     Police arrested the 26-year-old father and 27-year-old step-mother of the children yesterday, and the 53-year-old mother of the 27-year-old woman today in suspected connection with the case.  They are being detained for further enquiries.

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

     Active investigation by the Regional Crime Unit of New Territories North is underway.

Published on: 2018-01-07

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