Date
23 September 2018
Police suspect a fight between two residents of a private elderly home (inset) resulted in head injuries to a person, leading to the man’s death. Photos: HKEJ, TVB News screenshot
Police suspect a fight between two residents of a private elderly home (inset) resulted in head injuries to a person, leading to the man’s death. Photos: HKEJ, TVB News screenshot

Police investigate deadly incident at elderly home, arrest one

Police have launched an investigation after a 76-year-old man died from suspected head injuries following an incident at a private elderly home in Sha Tin over the weekend.

One of the residents at Man Fook Elderly Home, where the incident took place, has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after the death of a fellow resident, according to hk01.com.

At around 1 pm Saturday, staff of the elderly home in Siu Lek Yuen Village found a senior resident lying unconscious on the ground and called for an ambulance.

The elderly man was taken to Prince of Wales Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:15 pm.

Harboring suspicions about the circumstances that led to his death, the victim’s family asked on Sunday to see security camera footage of the elderly home.

Going through the footage, they came across visuals of their family member in a heated argument with another resident.

Amid the row, the family member could be seen being pushed, sending him crashing onto the ground. 

The family then filed a police report, suspecting the man died as a result of head injuries.

After initial investigation, police who arrived at the scene also suspected the resident might have died because he was pushed by another resident to the ground, sustaining head injuries.

The police then arrested a 74-year-old male resident, whom the old man had a dispute with, for manslaughter. The suspect remains under detention as authorities conduct further enquiries.

Post-mortem examinations will be undertaken later to ascertain the cause of death of the deceased.

Data from the Social Welfare Department (SWD) show Man Fook Elderly Home, which has 46 non-subsidized places, has not joined the department’s Service Quality Group Scheme.

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