The case comes as the town is already gripped by the weird ongoing trial of one other college professor, who’s accused of killing his spouse and daughter with a gas-filled yoga ball.
At a press convention Tuesday, Hong Kong police superintendent Legislation Kwok-hoi mentioned a 53-year-old man surnamed Cheung had been arrested on suspicion of homicide.
Native media recognized the person as Cheung Kie-chung, an affiliate professor on the College of Hong Kong (HKU) and member of its governing council.
Representatives for HKU didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
Spouse reported lacking
Cheung is warden of HKU’s Wei Lun Corridor, a pupil residential constructing close to the college’s primary campus on the western aspect of Hong Kong Island.
In an e mail to college students earlier this week, reported in native media, he sought to reassure different residents in regards to the heavy police presence, saying officers have been investigating “a lacking particular person case involving my household.”
Police mentioned Cheung had reported his spouse lacking on August 20, saying he had not seen her in a number of days after the pair argued late within the night of August 17.
Legislation mentioned the couple had argued over Cheung’s failure to assist his spouse in a dispute with their daughter over the cleanliness of the household toilet. The daughter later posted a lacking particular person poster for her mom on the college campus.
“After receiving the report, we checked the CCTV footage within the constructing,” Legislation instructed reporters. “We discovered that the informant’s spouse had not left the constructing. As an alternative, the informant had moved an enormous picket field.”
On Tuesday, they raided Cheung’s workplaces and found the field. Inside was a big suitcase seeping blood and giving off a “unhealthy scent.”
The physique of a lady, dressed solely in her underwear and with electrical wire round her neck, was stuffed contained in the suitcase.
Yoga ball homicide
A jogger found the pair’s our bodies inside a yellow Mini Cooper in Sai Kung, in northeastern Hong Kong, in 2015. A deflated yoga ball was additionally discovered inside automotive.
The professor later instructed police he deliberate to make use of the carbon monoxide to take care of a rat downside at his house, although the household’s home helper testified there was no rodent challenge.
Whereas Hong Kong is remarkably secure for a metropolis of its dimension, the town has seen a lot of excessive profile homicide instances lately.