( dpa ) - A Taiwanese man killed his girlfriend at her home and wished her parents a Happy New Year before fleeing, press reports said on Sunday.
Yuan Hong-tzung, 33, began dating Wang, a 33-year-old divorcee with a son, half a year ago, cable TV channel TVBS said.
Recently Wang, an accountant, wanted to end her relationship with Yuang, a clerk at a communications products store, but Yuan refused to part ways, TVBS said.
On Saturday afternoon, Yuan went to Wang's Taipei home to negotiate. Wang refused to talk to him and retired to her room.
Yuan strangled Wang with his hands and then went to the sitting room where Wang's parents and relatives were celebrating the Chinese New Year.
He sat down and chatted with Wang's parents and relatives, wished them Happy New Year, and left, the report said.
Wang hailed a taxi to take him to a police station where he turned himself in. When police went to Wang's home, her parents were shocked to learn that their daughter was not sleeping as they had thought.
"Yuan does not talk much. But today he chatted with us and wished us Happy New Year. When he was leaving, I told him it was cold and he should wear more clothes. There was no indication he had killed my daughter," Wang's mother told reporters.