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'I treated her as a sex object, that turned me on,' British banker's torture video shocks jury

A jury in Hong Kong watched a chilling video of British investment banker Rurik Jutting describing how he tortured and killed an Indonesian woman he met in a bar, saying he repeatedly raped her. In

India TV News Desk, Hong Kong [ Published on: October 26, 2016 11:40 IST ]
Rurik Jutting, a British banker, sitting in a prison bus
Rurik Jutting, a British banker, sitting in a prison bus

A jury in Hong Kong watched a chilling video of British investment banker Rurik Jutting  describing how he tortured and killed an Indonesian woman he met in a bar, saying he repeatedly raped her.

In the video he shot, RJutting, a Cambridge University graduate on trial in Hong Kong's High Court for the murder of two Indonesian women, can be seen shirtless in his flat.

"My name is Rurik Jutting. About five minutes ago I just killed, murdered, this woman here," he says into the camera. He also pointed the camera down briefly to show the body of Sumarti Ningsih, 23, lying face down in a bathroom.

Moments later he holds up his hand, which can be seen shaking.

"It's Monday night. I've held her captive since early Saturday, I've raped her repeatedly, I tortured her, tortured her badly."

Jutting, who had held a high flying job at Bank of America in Hong Kong before his arrest, at one point filmed himself taking cocaine as he explained how he tortured Ningsih.

"I treated her as a non-person, a sex object. And that turned me on."

Bespectacled and wearing pale blue shirt, Jutting was flanked by three policemen as he watched what he had done on a video recording a judge said had been found on his iPhone.

He rambles on to the camera in several video clips, talking about doing cocaine and using prostitutes, in Hong Kong and the Philippines.

Jutting, 31, watched the video from the glass-screened dock, at times looking down at a transcript of the video in front of him. He wore a pale blue shirt and appeared much slimmer than court appearances last year.

The graphic video was shown on the second day of Jutting's trial for murdering Ms Sumarti and Seneng Mujiasih, 26.

Their bodies were found in his expensive flat near the Asian financial centre's Wan Chai red-light district in 2014 in a case that shocked the city, which has a reputation for being safe but also has extreme inequality among its foreign workers.

The former British colony has a large white-collar expatriate elite alongside more than 300,000 migrant domestic workers, almost all of them women from Indonesia or the Philippines.

Earlier, the jurors were played about 20 minutes of video in which Jutting is apparently torturing Ms Sumarti. The media and public could not view it, but were able to hear the audio.

At one point he can be heard saying: "If you scream I will punish you. Understand?"

That is followed by the sound of smacking and slapping.

Jutting, who worked in the Hong Kong office of Bank of America-Merrill Lynch in structured equity finance and trading, pleaded not guilty on Monday to two murder charges.

Prosecutors rejected his attempt to plead guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter. If convicted, he faces life in prison.

AP inputs

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