Pakistani jailed for life over prostitute murders
HONG KONG: A Hong Kong court on Tuesday sentenced a Pakistani man to life imprisonment after convicting him of killing three sex workers in a case that sent shockwaves through the city’s prostitute community.
Nadeem Razaq, 24, suffocated three women in as many days in March this year, leaving their bodies in the one-woman brothels in which they worked, police said.
After a seven-member jury unanimously convicted Razaq on three counts of murder, Judge Clare-Marie Beeson told him, “You committed a wicked crime and deprived three women of their lives and family.”
Hong Kong’s high court had heard that the defendant initially told police he had strangled the prostitutes on the instructions of loan sharks in the gaming haven of Macau from whom he had borrowed money. However, he later withdrew his confession and pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Source: Daily Times