The luxury residence in Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon, where the couple died. Photo: Wikipedia Commons, WiNG

A 30-year-old man and his 29-year-old wife, who had knife wounds in her neck, back and arms, were found dead after falling from their high-rise flat in Yau Ma Tei in Kowloon on Monday.

At 4:24 am, the man surnamed Chow got a taxi in Kowloon City and went to The Coronation, a luxury residence in Yau Mai Tei and had quarrel with his wife, surnamed Fong.

It is suspected that Chow lost his temper during the quarrel and stabbed Fong with a six-inch knife before dragging her to the balcony and throwing her from the building. Chow jumped to death afterwards.

Police received a report from a security guard at around 6am and found the couple dead on the patio of two different flats on the fifth floor of the building.

Police found bloody footprints from the couple’s living room to the balcony and a knife in the kitchen. No suicide note was found.

It was understood that the woman, who was a government information officer, demanded a divorce to end their 2-year-marriage after finding Chow, a unit supervisor in the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, had cheated on her, Oriental Daily reported.

Chow moved out their flat in Yau Mai Tei last week and had been living in a hotel in Kowloon City.

Police classed the case as murder-suicide. A crime unit from Yau Tsim Mong region is investigating.