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Finsbury Park Incident: Girl Fighting For Life And Boy Dead, Bidhya Sagar Das Arrested

A man has been arrested over the incident.

20/03/2017 09:03 | Updated 6 days ago

Neighbours have described the scene after a boy was killed and a one-year-old girl was left fighting for her life after an attack in Finsbury Park, north London.

A woman living opposite the flat in Wilberforce Road, who gave her name as Gui Gui, said she opened the window to offer help after hearing a woman shouting on Saturday night, the Press Association reported.

“I was watching TV,” she said. “I heard someone was shouting.

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Emergency services at the scene in Wilberforce Road, Finsbury Park

“She kept on shouting. I do not know what she was shouting.

“I opened the window and I asked her ‘Can I help you, can I call the police for you?’

“She said, ‘My kids’.”

The woman said she later saw two young children being carried out of the building, with one held very close to a member of the emergency services.

A one-year-old girl is fighting for her life as police question a man arrested on suspicion of her attempted murder and the murder of a boy believed to be her twin.

Both toddlers were discovered with critical injuries at the address and were taken to an east London hospital, where the boy died in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The Evening Standard reported that the children were named Maria and Gabriel. 

Bidhya Sagar Das, 33, was wanted by police in connection with what they described as a “domestic incident” on Saturday night.

Das was arrested in the Hackney area at 7.15pm on Sunday following a major search by police.

He was taken to an east London police station where he remains in custody.

The girl, who has been operated on, remains in hospital in a critical condition, police said.

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Bidhya Sagar Das has been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder

Witnesses heard a woman shouting for help on the street around 11.10pm on Saturday and later saw two children being carried out of the property.

Mihai Manea, 29, who lives on the second floor of the white three-storey building, said the children were twins and lived on the top floor with their Romanian mother and Indian father.

Next of kin have been informed of the boy’s death but formal identification and a post-mortem examination are yet to take place.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Whellams, of the Metropolitan Police, said: “This is clearly a tragic incident, and our thoughts are with the family of the two young children.

“Despite the best efforts of medical professionals a baby boy sadly died in the early hours of this morning. A baby girl currently remains in a critical condition and is receiving specialist medical care.

“Whilst we remain in the early stages of the investigation, a man has now been arrested.

“I would still like to hear from anyone who may have any information regarding this terrible incident.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 020 8345 3775 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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