On Tuesday morning, police from Scotland Yard broke into a family’s West London home after relatives had raised concerns about their whereabouts…
According to reports, police found the bodies of Poorna Kaameshwari Sivaraj, 36, and son Kailash Kuha Raj, 3 who had been stabbed to death.
As police stormed in, Poorna’s husband Kuha Raj Sithamparanathan, 42, allegedly stabbed himself to death too. The family’s dog was also found murdered.
Police believe that Poorna and her son may have been killed up to two weeks ago, and that Kuha had lived with their bodies in the flat since then.
Detective Chief Inspector Simon Harding from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command is leading the investigation. “Although we are in the infancy of this investigation is appears that Poorna and Kailash had been dead for some time.
“This is a murder investigation and my team will work diligently to establish the sequence of events that led to their murders and the death of Kuha Raj Sithamparanathan.
“Our initial enquiries have established that Poorna and Kailash had not been seen or heard from for some time, perhaps since around the 21 September.
“We know the family often walked their dog, a poodle cross breed, in and around the local area and I would ask anyone who saw them at any time in the last month to contact police so we can begin to build a full picture of their lives.
“I know I speak on behalf of all the officers in my team that words cannot sufficiently sum up the devastation that this horrific incident will have on the families of those involved. However, I can reassure them that we will do all we can to provide them with the answers they need about what has happened here.”
Neighbours told The Sun that they had heard the couple arguing bitterly during the lockdown period. However, they had been very quiet for the last two weeks.
The police are continuing their investigation into the incident, but are not looking for any other suspects in connection with the deaths.
Anyone with information that could help the investigation can contact the incident room on 0208 721 4205 or via 101 quoting CAD7365/4Oct. Alternatively, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111