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Father of Hong Kong murder victim wants her killer put to death

Hong Kong does not impose the death penalty.

British banker Rurik Jutting has been accused of the murders of two women.
British banker Rurik Jutting has been accused of the murders of two women.
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THE FATHER OF a young Indonesian woman murdered in Hong Kong has called for her “sadistic” killer to be put to death, a day after a British banker appeared in court accused of killing her and a second woman.

The mutilated and decomposing body of Sumarti Ningsih, in her 20s, was found on Saturday in a suitcase on the balcony of Rurik Jutting’s upmarket apartment in the southern Chinese city.

Jutting, a 29-year-old securities trader, who until recently worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, had called police to his home in the Wanchai district in the early hours of Saturday.

Investigators found a naked woman with knife wounds to her neck and buttocks in the living room of the flat, on the 31st floor of a plush residential block.

The body of Ningsih, who had a young son and was from a poor farming family, was discovered hours later as police searched the apartment — court documents state that she was killed on October 27.

Her father spoke to AFP of his shock and anger at the death of his daughter, who was one of four siblings and had been providing financial support to her family back in Indonesia.

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“I want the murderer of my child to be sentenced to death. He killed her, sadistically, so he must be put to death,” said Ahmad Kaliman, 58, speaking to AFP in Cilacap, a port town on the south coast of Java.

Hong Kong does not impose the death penalty.

© – AFP 2014

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