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Hong Kong teen hacks mother and sister to death

A 15-year-old boy hacked his mother and sister to death, saying "the world will be better with fewer people".

world Updated: Jul 24, 2010 16:49 IST

A 15-year-old boy hacked his mother and sister to death, saying "the world will be better with fewer people".

The boy, whose name was not given, slaughtered his 42 year old mother and 12year old sister with a chopper. Their bodies were found in their apartment with multiple chop wounds, mainly to the neck and abdomen, Hong Kong's Standard newspaper reported.

The boy was arrested from a nearby park after he telephoned police saying he had killed his family. He told police during interrogation: "The world will be better with fewer people".

The boy's father was at work when his wife and daughter were killed. The family runs a restaurant opposite the building in which they live, police said, adding that they have not been able to find a motive.

They said initial investigations suggest the teenager has no mental illness or drug abuse record and did not argue with anyone before the incident.

The boy was a top student in school and neighbours have described him as polite, they said.

"The boy behaves well at school and has never seriously broken any rule. He gets along well with schoolmates and his academic results are fair," the vice principal of the boy's school said.