Date
28 March 2017
Police take away the prime suspect (inset) in the murder, which was committed near Kiu Wong Street in Tin Shui Wai. Photos: Apple Daily, Google Maps
Police take away the prime suspect (inset) in the murder, which was committed near Kiu Wong Street in Tin Shui Wai. Photos: Apple Daily, Google Maps

Watchman, 3 accomplices held in suspected revenge murder

A watchman has been arrested by police for allegedly killing a colleague out of revenge with the help of three other men, Apple Daily reported Wednesday.

The four suspects, all Hong Kong residents of Pakistani origin and aged between 21 and 31, were charged with murder after they were arrested in Yuen Long on Monday.

A police investigation revealed that the prime suspect, 31, worked as a night watchman at a construction site in Tin Shui Wai.

The 62-year-victim, surnamed Au, was a local who worked as a day watchman at the site.

Suspecting Au had said bad things about him to their supervisor, who later had him transferred to another construction site, the suspect decided to teach Au a lesson.

He got his brother and two of his friends to help him ambush Au, who was heading home after work, in an alley between Kiu Fat Street and Kiu Wong Street at 7:45 p.m. on Feb. 14.

The men filmed themselves with a mobile phone brutally beating Au, police said.

Au was found dead by the police, and a coroner confirmed that he died after nine of his ribs were broken.

When police arrested the suspects, they found bloodstained clothing and shoes, as well as the mobile phone that recorded the crime.

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