Date
23 March 2017
One of the attackers was taken away by police (inset) after the deadly fight in 2012 at Nam Pin Wai village in Yuen Long. Photos: Google Maps, Ming Pao Daily
One of the attackers was taken away by police (inset) after the deadly fight in 2012 at Nam Pin Wai village in Yuen Long. Photos: Google Maps, Ming Pao Daily

Two Nepali men plead guilty to manslaughter of teen

Two Nepali men pleaded guilty in the High Court Tuesday to the manslaughter of a Nepali teenager, public broadcaster RTHK reported.

Two groups of young Nepalis fought at a basketball court in Nam Pin Wai village in Yuen Long in 2012, the court heard.

A 19-year-old youth was wounded and later certified dead in hospital.

The defense lawyer apologized to the victim’s family on behalf of the two guilty men.

One was a chef aged 23, and the other a bartender aged 27.

The judge is due to sentence them Wednesday.

The court heard that one of the men was holding a hammer during the conflict between the two gangs, and the other was holding a sharp object resembling a knife.

The 19-year-old was also armed. 

He tried to escape and jumped over a railing but fell into a coma all of a sudden, the court was told.

The teenager was sent to hospital but declared dead soon afterward.

An autopsy showed that the youth was killed by a wound in his chest that cut through his right lung and aorta.

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