Woman arrested for throwing 2-month-old daughter off Sham Tseng footbridge, killing infant

A 41-year-old mother was arrested for throwing her 2-month-old daughter off a footbridge in Sham Tseng, killing the infant, the police said.

The force said initial investigations revealed that the woman Leung threw her baby girl from the footbridge. She was arrested for infanticide and is currently detained for further enquiries.

Police received a report at around 5.30am that a two-week-old baby girl was suspected to fall from height and was found lying under a footbridge near 18 Castle Peak Road-Tsing Lung Tau.

Officers responded to the scene and the baby girl was rushed to Princess Margaret Hospital in an unconscious state and was certified dead at 10.01am.

The investigation by the Regional Crime Unit of New Territories South (Child Abuse Investigation Unit) is underway.