A man has been charged by officers investigating the deaths of two children in Ilford.
Nadarajah Nithiyakumar, 40, of Aldborough Parade, Ilford, appeared at Thames Magistrates’ Court today, Friday May 8, charged with the murders of his two children.
His next court appearance has yet to be arranged.
Police were called to the address on Aldborough Parade at around 5.30pm on April 26 to reports that a man and two children had been injured.
The children were found suffering from knife wounds. 19-month-old Pavinya Nithiyakumar was pronounced dead at the scene and three-year-old Nigish Nithiyakumar was taken to hospital where he subsequently died.
Nadarajah Nithiyakumar was arrested on Wednesday, April 29 at a London hospital where he was receiving treatment. He was discharged from hospital late on Thursday May 7, and charged the following day.