The building at 1 Changsha Street_Mong Kok, Kowloon. Photo: Google Maps
The building at 1 Changsha Street_Mong Kok, Kowloon. Photo: Google Maps

A 31-year-old man was charged in Hong Kong High Court on Friday with murder and prevention of the lawful burial of a body as he was accused of having killed an Indonesian woman in the city two years ago.

Wahaj Fyaz, the defendant, had been living with Wiji Astutik Supardi, who came to Hong Kong as a domestic worker but then applied to stay in the city as an asylum seeker. The couple lived in a rooftop hut on Changsha Street in Mong Kok, Kowloon, Apple Daily reported.

At 2am on June 7, 2015, neighbors a woman’s cries coming from Fyaz’s apartment.

At 9am on June 8, an employee of an advertising company went to work at a shop on the ground floor at 464 Shanghai Street. He kicked a rolled-up mattress that was blocking his entry to the shop. He found a dead body and contacted the police.

The coroner found that the body was that of a non-Chinese woman who had died a day earlier, with injuries to her head, face, chest, arms and legs. The coroner also found scars from previous injuries on the body.

Police found the woman’s identity card on the body and identified Fyaz as a suspect.

On June 10, Fyaz was arrested in a women’s toilet at a beach in Tuen Mun. He told the police that he had had a quarrel with his girlfriend on June 6. He said he had beaten her and kicked her on to the floor and down a staircase.

Fyaz said he and Supardi had taken drugs before the quarrel, Sing Tao Daily reported.

The case was first mentioned in the High Court on Friday.