A Malaysian woman and her son living in a flat in west London, UK, were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide
According to The Independent UK, 36-year-old mother Poorna Kaameshwari Sivaraj and three-year-old Kailash Kuha Rajxx were found dead on midnight Tuesday, 6 October, after police decided to break into the house at Golden Mile House on Clayponds Lane, Brentford.
The police initially received a tip-off from a relative of the family on Sunday, 4 October, as they voiced their concerns over Poorna's welfare.
After talking to the neighbours, as well as knocking on the family's door and receiving no response the next day, the police resorted to forced entry, the Metropolitan Police revealed.
Upon the break-in, the police found Poorna's husband, Kuha Raj Sithamparanathan, was suffering a severe stab wound
New Straits Times reported that the paramedics tried to save the 42-year-old, who is also a Malaysian, but he was shortly pronounced dead at the scene.
The family's poodle cross breed is believed to have been killed as well.
Detective Chief Inspector Simon Harding said the case is currently being investigated as a murder case, reported BBC.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the mother and son had been "dead for some time" while the father lived with the bodies for up to two weeks
Available information, as of now, established that they were last seen or heard from around 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," said Harding.
Next of kin of the family has been informed about the suspect and victims' passing and post-mortems are set to take place today, 8 October.
BBC noted that the death of the three had made London record a total of 100 violent deaths this year.
Meanwhile, interviews with the neighbours revealed that the couple had a lot of fights during the lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic
Free Malaysia Today, quoting from a tabloid newspaper, reported one resident as saying that things got really bad between them during the lockdown.
"They are one of the few couples with a young child in our block and you could hear them screaming at each other, sometimes for very long periods," said the resident, known as Jamilia.
However, some neighbours were shocked to find about their deaths.
"I've always seen them in the lift. They were very friendly. They said 'Hi, how are you?' I always saw them together going for walks," said Sheri Diba, another resident at Golden Mile House.
Sheri said she has been living in the building for seven years and described the place a "nice area", reported The Independent UK.
She added that she had not see the family for a couple of months.