Finsbury Park toddler death: Bidhya Sagar Das arrested on suspicion of murder
PUBLISHED: 08:06 20 March 2017 | UPDATED: 08:21 20 March 2017
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder after a one-year-old boy died and his twin sister was critically injured in an attack in Finsbury Park.
Bidhya Sagar Das, 33, believed to be the children’s father, was arrested last night in Hackney and is in custody.
Police found the toddlers critically injured after being called to a flat in Wilberforce Road at 11.10pm on Saturday.
The boy died in the early hours of yesterday morning and the girl is fighting for her life.
Scotland Yard said the incident is believed to be domestic.
Det Ch Insp Dave Whellams, who is leading the murder probe, 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 is asked to call 020 8345 3775 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.