The High Court in Hong Kong. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

A 28-year-old Pakistani security guard pleaded not guilty to the murder of his Filipina girlfriend in the High Court on Tuesday.

Defendant Safdar Husnain was charged with the murder of 25-year-old Andrea Bayr, a half-Austrian Filipina who was a mother of three.

Husnain is accused of killing Bayr with an electric drill at a construction site on Tin Hau Road in Tuen Mun on March 29 in 2016, HK01.com reported.

The court heard that at 2:17am, a male witness named Khan, who was a friend of the defendant for more than 10 years, reported to police that he saw the defendant using an electric drill and attacking Bayr.

He also told police that Husnain and Bayr had allegedly taken crystal methamphetamine in the container office.

A police officer surnamed Tin told the court on Tuesday that when he arrived at the construction site he went to a container, which served as an office, but couldn’t find anyone. He saw a plastic bag with blood stains on the floor.

When Tin went out of the office and searched nearby he saw Husnain attacking Bayr’s head on a footbridge. Tin and other officers immediately subdued the defendant.

Tin told the court that the defendant kept shaking his head and said “sorry” in English and “water” in Cantonese.

According to a medical report from Tuen Mun Hosptial, the right side of the deceased’s face had a hole which was caused by a drill bit. It said that Bayr had serious bone fractures on her skull, bone fragments in her brain, plus other injuries on her face, neck and body.

Traces of crystal meth or ‘ice’ were found at the scene and in the victim’s blood and urine.

A forensic scientist believed that injuries on the victim’s head and neck were the cause of her death, Oriental Daily reported.

Previous reports have said Husain allegedly killed Bayr because she wanted to break up with him.

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