A 55-year-old woman was injured after she was attacked by her 28-year-old daughter with a kitchen knife following an argument at their home in Chai Wan on Sunday.
Police said the mother, surnamed Yam, and her daughter, surnamed Chan, had an argument over whether they should go out for lunch at around 1 p.m., Sing Tao Daily reports.
Chan’s father had just left their house at Wan Tsui Estate to buy food for lunch and dinner when Chan proposed that they go out for dim sum. Her mother refused.
Neighbors said the two constantly quarreled because Chan did not want to look for a job, Ming Pao Daily reported.
They also said Chan had a history of drug abuse, having been arrested for possession of methamphetamine three years ago.
After being rebuffed by her mother, Chan stormed into the kitchen, pulled out a 12-centimeter knife and attacker her mother.
Yam sustained at least eight wounds to her face and hands, but she managed to run out of the apartment, leaving behind a four-meter-long trail of blood, and called the police for help with her mobile phone.
Responding policemen, some with batons and shields, arrested Chan and took her to the Chai Wan police station.
Yam was taken on an ambulance to the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital.
The case has been classified as an assault. Investigators from the Eastern District police are trying to determine whether Chan was under the influence of drugs when she attacked her mother.
No drugs were found inside the flat.
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