Young brother, 3, and sister, 1, died 'after having throats cut by dad' at London home

TWO siblings aged one and three died after their throats were cut by their dad, an inquest heard today.

Nineteen-month-old Pavinya Nithiyakumar and her older brother Nigish Nithiyakumar died after suffering knife wounds at their home in Ilford, East London.

The inquest at Walthamstow Coroner's Court heard both children were attacked by their dad Nitin Kumar at their home on April 26.

Their dad was arrested at a London hospital where he was receiving treatment.

The suspect reportedly turned the knife on himself and is now in a critical condition in hospital with stab wounds.

According to reports at the time, their heartbroken mum Nisha found her son in the bathroom gasping for breath after the horror at their home.


Both had been attacked by the father at the home and their throats had been cut.

Area coroner Graeme Irvine said: "Pavinya died of injuries at the scene and was pronounced extinct at 5.53pm.

"Nigish died of injuries and was pronounced extinct at 7.42pm at Royal London Hospital.

"Both had been attacked by the father at the home and their throats had been cut."

Pathologist Nathaniel Cary carried out an autopsy at Great Ormond Street Hospital and confirmed both had received an incised wound to the neck.

Mr Irvine said: "I am satisfied after hearing about these very, very sad deaths that an inquest is necessary.

"I'm not going to fix a time for the inquest as there is an ongoing criminal investigation into both of these deaths.

"Another hearing will take place on November 30."

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