IS­LAM­ABAD Two Pak­ista­nis killed by In­dian troops fir­ing across bor­der

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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. –

Photo: AFP

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.

Photo: AFP

Rurik Jut­ting faces life in prison if con­victed.

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