Tuen Mun, the New Territories
Photo: Google Maps
Tuen Mun, the New Territories Photo: Google Maps

Photos of bruises and other injuries on a five-year-old girl that were taken several months before her death in January suggest that the Hong Kong kindergarten she attended at the time knew she was being abused.

A total of 26 photos obtained by FactWire News Agency, which were taken by a teacher last September, show bruises and injuries on Chan Sui-lam’s body, including her face, hands, legs and feet.

Sui-lam was found unconscious at her home in Tuen Mun, New Territories, and pronounced dead upon arrival at a hospital on January 6.

Police arrested the girl’s 26-year-old father and 27-year-old stepmother, who have both been charged with murder.

It was understood that Yu Mei-ying, the principal of Fu Tai Lutheran Day Nursery in Tuen Mun, the kindergarten that the girl attended, told a teacher to photograph her bruises when they first spotted in September, and a report was written and was signed by the principal.

However, after the girl died in January, Yu told media that the school had not observed any injuries on the girl before she left the school in late October.

The principal did not respond to questions by a FactWire reporter on Wednesday, and the Lutheran Church Hong Kong Synod also declined to comment, citing ongoing legal proceedings.

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