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Murder and attempted suicide in Yuen Long

Murder and attempted suicide in Yuen Long

Police are investigating a murder and attempted suicide case in Yuen Long on Saturday in which a one-year-old boy died.
At 9.02pm, Police received a report from a 42-year-old man that his 42-year-old wife suspectedly attempted to commit suicide in a unit in Hong Shui House, Shui Pin Wai Estate. Their one-year-old son was in the unit.

Officers found the woman and the boy collapsed in bed. A basin of burned charcoal was found in the unit. They were sent to Pok Oi Hospital in unconscious state. The boy was certified dead at 10.19pm.

Initial investigation revealed that the woman had suspectedly burned charcoal in an attempt to kill herself and her son.

A will note and some pills in suspected connection with the case were seized at scene. Post-mortem examinations will be conducted later to ascertain the cause of the deceased.

Active investigation by the District Crime Squad of Yuen Long District is underway.

If you or someone you know has suicidal thoughts, help is available. Dial 2896 0000 for The Samaritans or 2382 2007 for Suicide Prevention Services.

You can also call Suicide Prevention Services at 2382 0000 or CEASE Crisis Centre of Tung Wah Groups of Hospitals at 18281.

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