An elderly local man pleaded guilty in the High Court on Monday to two counts of wounding with intent and assault occasioning bodily harm on two women in a village in Kwai Chung in the New Territories two years ago.

The defendant, Tong Kam-sui, 78, attacked a 48-year-old female representative of Kau Wah Keng New Village surnamed Tam with a cutter and a rod for two minutes inside the village office on 13 November 2015, Apple Daily reported.

After attacking Tam, Tong grabbed a hammer and went to a house where an 84-year-old woman surnamed Chan and her Indonesian domestic worker lived.

Tong forced his way into Chan’s room after storming into the house but the maid risked her own life, grabbing Tong’s from behind and holding on to him tightly.

Chan then ran out of the house and cried for help.

Tong escaped from Chan’s house and tried to commit suicide in the village office but stopped and was arrested when police arrived later.

Tam needed 100 stitches for the wounds on her head, arms and legs,  while Chan and the Indonesian maid were also injured, Sing Pao reported.

Tong, a retired technician, was living in Kau Wah Keng village with his son’s family since 2012. He had an accident at home in the same year and had to undergo an operation on his brain. Since then, the defendant believed some people had followed him and that Tam and Chan were among them. He felt that the pair had said something bad behind him, the court heard.

Judge Albert Wong Sung-hau will issue a verdict on November 8, once he gets a psychological report on the defendant.