HONG KONG (China Daily/Asia News Network): Police arrested a woman in Sham Shui Po on Monday (June 5) on suspicion that she was behind the deaths of her three young children.
The suspect was nabbed in a residential building at 117 Kweilin Street after her daughters, aged between two and five, died of suffocation, local media reported.
The woman, who reportedly has a history of mental illness, earlier claimed that her husband had attacked her and their children with a knife, but they bore no knife wounds, the reports added.
The Social Welfare Department said in a statement it was highly concerned about the tragedy, noting that the woman and her daughters had been receiving support from an Integrated Family Service Centre operated by a non-governmental organisation.
The SWD said it will approach their relatives as soon as possible and provide appropriate assistance.
It will also set up a mobile service counter jointly with an NGO outside Exit C2 of Sham Shui Po MTR Station. Social workers will provide assistance and service information to those in need.
The SWD added that it operates a 24-hour hotline (2343-2255) to provide immediate telephone counselling, support and referral services. Members of the public in need may call the hotline for assistance.