After more than two years of investigation, police arrested a 52-year-old associate professor at a Hong Kong university, accusing him of murdering his wife and daughter in 2015, Apple Daily reports.
Malaysian Professor Khaw Kim-sun, an associate professor at the Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), who also works as a senior medical officer at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sha Tin, was taken away by police from his home in Ma On Shan on Monday morning.
Charged with two counts of murder, Khaw appeared at the Sha Tin Magistrates’ Court later that day before the judge ordered a remand.
Investigation revealed that Khaw’s wife, 47, left their home in Sai Kung in the afternoon of May 22, 2015, driving a car with their 16-year-old daughter.
The mother and daughter were later found lying unconscious in the car by the side of Sai Sha Road in Sai Kung.
They were rushed to Prince Of Wales Hospital, where they were later pronounced dead.
An autopsy report said they died of inhaling excessive amount of carbon monoxide, prompting forensic scientists from the police and the government laboratory chemists to seek the source of the gas.
The Sha Tin District Crime Squad, which has been in charge of the case, arrested two suspects, a man and a woman, in May last year but released them later for insufficient evidence.
After breakthroughs in forensic science were achieved recently, police arrested Khaw at his home at Tai Tung Tsuen in Ma On Shan at around 6:00 a.m. on Monday.
He will go on trial on Oct. 16.
A CUHK spokesperson said it will deal with Khaw’s position at the university based on established procedures.
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