ISLAMABAD Two Pakistanis killed by Indian troops firing across border
Kong on a visitor visa, had sex with Mr Jutting on a previous occasion at a hotel for an amount of money, Mr Reading said, but had offered to refund half the cash to be allowed to leave early, because he treated her violently.
She had reluctantly agreed to meet Mr Jutting again on October 26 when he offered her another amount of money. After she was killed, her body was wrapped in plastic sheets and blankets, and put inside a suitcase, Mr Reading said.
Late on October 31, Mr Jutting met Mujiasih at a bar in Wan Chai and brought her home after offering her money for sex, said Mr Reading, adding Ms Mujiasih was in Hong Kong on a domestic helper visa.
Before going out to meet her, Mr Jutting hid two knives under sofa cushions. He had also bought a small blowtorch, plastic ties and a hammer, Mr Reading said, adding that Mr Jutting cut Ms Mujiasih’s throat that night.
When police arrived after Mr Jutting called them, they discovered her body in a pool of blood in the living room, said Mr Reading. Ms Ningsih’s body was found hours later in a suitcase on the balcony.
Cambridge graduate Mr Jutting, a former securities trader at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, faces a threeweek jury trial and life in prison if convicted on the murder charges.
The killings shocked the city of 7 million – typically regarded as safe – and shone a spotlight on the seedy underbelly of the financial hub.
– TWO civilians including an 18-monthold girl were killed in firing by Indian troops across the two countries’ de facto border, Pakistan’s military said yesterday, as tensions soar between the nucleararmed rivals.
Relations between the two countries have plummeted in recent months, with India blaming Pakistan for a raid on an army base in its part of disputed Kashmir in September that killed 19 soldiers.
“Due to unprovoked Indian firing a civilian and a minor embraced shahadat [martyrdom] while seven civilians were injured,” a Pakistani military statement said.
The firing took place across the border between Indian-held Kashmir and Pakistan’s Punjab province in the villages of Harpal, Pukhlian and Charwah, the statement said.
The October 23 incident comes days after Indian border security forces said they shot dead seven Pakistani soldiers in retaliation for a ceasefire violation, with Pakistan refuting the claims.
Muslim-majority Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan, but claimed in full by both, since they gained independence from Britain in 1947. Firing across the border is a common occurrence. –
Protesters from Indonesian migrant worker organisations hold placards outside the High Court in Hong Kong yesterday at the beginning of the trial of British banker Rurik Jutting, 31, accused of the murders of two Indonesian women.
Rurik Jutting faces life in prison if convicted.