Date
18 October 2017
The stabbing took place on Citybus route 118 when a man pulled out an 11-inch knife and attacked his girlfriend apparently without provocation. Photo: Internet
The stabbing took place on Citybus route 118 when a man pulled out an 11-inch knife and attacked his girlfriend apparently without provocation. Photo: Internet

PolyU graduate kills girlfriend in bus knife attack

A 20-year-old woman was stabbed dead on a bus by her 22-year-old boyfriend on Saturday.

The man, surnamed Ng, used an 11-inch knife to attack the woman who sustained wounds to her arms, neck, chest and back, hk01.com reports.

She was pronouned dead shortly after police and paramedics arrived.

The suspect was taken to the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital after jumping from the upper deck of the bus.

Reports said Ng is a civil engineering graduate from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU).

He lives with his family of five in Shun Tin Estate in Kwun Tong and works for a company in Ho Man Tin. He graduated two months ago.

Ng’s father said the family noticed nothing unusual about Ng recently only that he returned home late on Friday night.

“I don’t know what was happening but he has always been a good boy,” he said.

Lam Yiu, assistant police commander of Eastern district, said the police received a 999 call at 4 p.m. Saturday that a man had attacked a woman on Citybus route number 118. The bus was headed for Sham Shui Po from Siu Sai Wan.

Police have yet to establish a motive for the attack. 

Lam said the two were believed to be lovers. 

They have been dating for about a year and the victim’s parents have seen Ng once. Ng’s family never met the woman.

Ng left the knife on the bus when he tried to flee by breaking a window and jumping out. He landed on the pavement.

Witnesses said there had been no argument before the attack.

A spokesperson from PolyU confirmed that the two matched the information on the school records reported by the media.

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