A 19-year-old student from Hong Kong has been arrested after allegedly killing his 20-year-old girlfriend during a romantic holiday trip.
Chilling surveillance footage has emerged which apparently shows the boyfriend dragging a pink suitcase thought to contain her corpse out of the hotel and into a metro station before taking a train to dump the body.
The suspect, Chan Tung-kai, has admitted to the police that he strangled his girlfriend, Poon Hiu-wing, after having an argument with her when they were travelling together in Taiwan last month, according to Hong Kong newspaper The Standard.
This is believed to be one of the last images of Poon Hiu-wing and Chan Tung-kai together. Poon, 20, is believed to have been killed by her boyfriend, Chan, during a trip to Taiwan
CCTV footage shows Chan dragging a large pink suitcase out of the hotel he and his girlfriend had checked in. Police believe that the man was carrying his girlfriend’s body to be dumped
Chan also said that he stuffed Poon’s dead body into a suitcase, dragged it out of their hotel and onto the metro before dumping it near a metro station.
Chan and Poon, both university students, reportedly went to Taiwan to celebrate the Valentine’s Daily, according to The Standard.
The couple had apparently dated for about a year. On Poon’s last public post on Facebook on November 15, 2017, the young woman wrote: ‘He said I am his first and last girlfriend.’
Taipei police said they arrived in Taiwan on February 8, and on February 13 they visited several places before checking into the Purple Garden Hotel in Taipei, reported Taipei Times.
However, on February 17 Chan checked out the hotel alone and went back to Hong Kong alone.
Chan, 19, and Poon, 20, both students in Hong Kong had reportedly dated for about a year. Poon’s last public Facebook post wrote about Chan: ‘He said I am his first and last girlfriend’
A picture taken from CCTV footage apparently shows Chan and Poon checking into their room
It’s said the victim’s father became suspicious and asked Chan where his daughter was, but Chan claimed that they had had an argument and parted ways in Taiwan. Chan allegedly told Poon’s father he did not know Poon’s whereabouts.
Poon’s father then filed a missing person’s report to the Hong Kong police, who then sought help from their counterpart in Taiwan.
Poon’s body was found on the night of March 13 – about a month after the couple had travelled to Taiwan together. The body was found outside Zhuwei metro station in Taipei, reported The Standard.
Surveillance camera footage shows the couple returning to their hotel after midnight on February 17. And around midday, Chan was seen lugging a large pink suitcase out of Purple Garden Hotel and taking the metro.
It’s believed that Poon’s corpse was in the suitcase at the time and was later disposed after Chan got off the metro.
Taipei Times reported that Chan returned to the hotel without the suitcase that evening before checking out. The police believed that he threw away the suitcase at another location.
It’s believed that Chan removed Poon’s body from the hotel around midday on February 17 using a pink suitcase (pictured). He apparently took the suitcase with him onto the metro
Police said the couple checked into the Purple Garden Hotel in Taipei on February 13
Chan is pictured pushing the suitcase in a metro station after leaving the hotel on February 17
Apparently, Chan carried on using Poon’s bank card to withdraw money after Poon had died. Police said Chan used Poon’s card once on February 17 in Taiwan and once on February 20 in Hong Kong.
Chan was arrested in Hong Kong on the night of March 13, according to Hong Kong’s Apple Daily.
The same report said Chan confessed that he had killed his girlfriend in a fit of rage. It remains unclear what had caused the couple to argue.
Chan has been charged with two counts of theft and one count of handling of stolen goods by the Hong Kong authority.
According to Taipei Times, authorities in Hong Kong and Taiwan are under negotiation concerning the transfer of Chan from Hong Kong to Taipei for investigation.