HONG KONG – A Hong Kong college professor was charged together with his spouse’s homicide on Wednesday, a day after her decomposing physique was discovered inside a suitcase in his campus workplace, reviews mentioned.
Hong Kong College mechanical engineering affiliate professor Cheung Kie-chung was taken away by police on Tuesday, based on the South China Morning Put up and different information media.
Cheung, 53, had reported that his 52-year-old spouse walked out after an argument on Aug. 17. She was believed to have been lifeless for a number of days when her physique was discovered Tuesday dressed solely in her underwear with an electrical wire round her neck suggesting strangulation, Singapore’s Straits Occasions newspaper reported.
The Put up mentioned a autopsy examination was being performed to determine the precise explanation for loss of life.
Regardless of Cheung’s declare, there was no safety digital camera footage displaying his spouse, who was not named within the reviews, leaving the dormitory the place she lived along with her husband and an grownup daughter and son. He was later seen leaving with a wood field, the reviews mentioned, including that the suitcase containing the physique had been encased inside a sealed wood field.
Cheung’s arrest got here days after the beginning of the trial in Hong Kong of an anesthesiologist charged with killing his spouse and daughter by inserting a leaking yoga ball stuffed with lethal carbon monoxide of their automobile.
Malaysian citizen Khaw Kim-sun, 53, was allegedly having an affair and had turn out to be estranged from his spouse and 4 kids, though they continued to reside collectively. Khaw, who has pleaded not responsible, was arrested in September.