Hong Kong murders: Parents of victim want death sentence for 'sadistic killer'

British banker Rurik Jutting is accused of murdering two Indonesian woman

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The parents of a woman allegedly murdered by a British banker in Hong Kong have called for her killer to be put to death.

Rurik Jutting, a 29-year-old Cambridge graduate, is accused of murdering Sumarti Ningsih, 23, and 29-year-old Seneng Mujarsi.

Miss Mujarsi was found in his apartment with stab wounds to her neck and buttocks, and the body of Miss Ningsih was found hours later decomposing in a suitcase.

Her father told AFP she had been sending money home to her parents and three siblings back in Indonesia.

“I want the murderer of my child to be sentenced to death,” said Ahmad Kaliman, 58. “He killed her, sadistically, so he must be put to death.”

Hong Kong does not impose the death penalty after abolishing capital punishment in 1993.

Jutting, who grew up in Chertsey, Surrey, has not yet entered a plea to the charges and is being held in custody.

Police said he called officers to his flat early on Saturday, days after quitting his job at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and leaving an out-of-office email describing himself as an “insane psychopath”.

Jutting is expected to co-operate with police in a reconstruction of the crime at the apartment on Friday.

The Indonesian consulate is arranging for the bodies of both women to be sent home for burial.

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Passengers hail a taxi in Hong Kong’s Wan Chai district as a British banker appears in court charged with murdering two women

A spokesperson said Miss Mujiasih had arrived in Hong Kong as a domestic worker from the city of Muna, on Sulawesi island, and Miss Ningsih was from central Java.

She had also used the name Jesse Lorena Ruri while in the Wan Chai district.

Additional reporting by AP