The Sha Tin Magistrates' Courts. Photo: Google Maps
The Sha Tin Magistrates' Courts. Photo: Google Maps

A 52-year-old anesthesia professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong was arrested for allegedly murdering his wife and daughter who were found in a car two years ago.

Khaw Kim-sun, who is a Malaysian Chinese, was arrested at 6am on Monday at his home in Tai Tung Village in Ma On Shan in the New Territories, Sing Tao Daily reported.

Khaw was charged with two counts of murder and appeared in Sha Tin Magistrates’ Court on Monday afternoon. No plea was taken and the hearing was adjourned to October 16 at Eastern Magistrates’ Courts while Khaw was remanded in custody.

On May 22, 2015, a jogger running along Sai Sha Road near Sai O Village in Ma On Shan found Khaw’s 47-year-old wife Wong Siew-fing and their 16-year-old daughter Lily Khaw Li-ling unconscious in a Mini Cooper. They died later in the Prince of Wales Hospital.

Post-mortem examinations had revealed they died from carbon monoxide poisoning, according to a police statement.

Khaw and his late wife have two other daughters and a son. The eldest daughter is studying in Malaysia while the two younger children live in Hong Kong.