Heinous murder of two infants in Ilford, injured father Kumar critical in hospital


ILFORD (Essex): Homicide detectives are investigating the deaths of two children in Ilford. Police were called at approximately 17:30hrs on Sunday, 26 April following reports of a man and two children injured at a residential address in Aldborough Road North, Ilford.
According to Met police, officers, London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended. A one-year-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene. A three-year-old boy was taken to hospital, but subsequently died. A 40-year-old man was also taken hospital and is in a critical condition; officers remain in attendance at the hospital.

Nithin Kumar and family

Although, police have not identified the relations but according to media reports, the family belongs to Sri Lanka and the injured person is father of two murdered children. Police say that no formal arrest has been made, at this early stage, police are not currently looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.

Police have named baby girl, Pavinya Nithiyakumar, aged 19 months, and three-year-old Nigish Nithiyakumar, were both found suffering from stab wounds at their home address.

According to Mail on Line, the mother of children Nishanthani Kumar sobbed hysterically as she recalled how she stormed into a bedroom to discover her two young children lying on a bed drenched in blood as their suspected killer knelt over them with a large kitchen knife in his hand.

Her husband Nithin Kumar, 40, is in hospital under police guard with critical stab wounds after the alleged attempted murder-suicide at the family home in Ilford, east London at 5.30pm on Sunday. She said the man was just ‘kneeling over them with a crazed look in his eye and didn’t say a word. I couldn’t understand what was going on.

Mrs Kumar, who is known as Nisa, wept as she recalled the devastating events of Sunday afternoon, revealing that when she saw realised that her beloved children had been stabbed her ‘mother’s instincts kicked in.’

According to the newspaper, Mrs Kumar, 35, believes that the man had some kind of ‘psychotic episode’ even though he did not have any history of mental illness. No reason of this upsetting crime has been disclosed.

She said: ‘He was a kind, gentle man and very softly spoken. None of this makes any sense. Now everything has been lost.’ The grieving mother shared her favourite picture of her children with MailOnline, taken last September on Pabinya’s first birthday.
A crime scene is in place and enquiries into the circumstances continue by the Met’s Specialist Crime Command (Homicide). Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote CAD 5669/26 APR. To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.