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Indian-origin murder suspect arrested by Scotland Yard


Bidhya Sagar Das, believed to be children’s father, was on the run 

London : An Indian-origin suspect has been arrested by Scotland Yard in connection with the brutal murder of a one-year-old boy and attempted murder of his twin sister in north east London.

Bidhya Sagar Das, 33, believed to be children’s father, had been on the run after the toddlers were attacked on Saturday, in what police are describing as a suspected “domestic” incident.

The Metropolitan Police’s Homicide and Major Crime Command had launched a major manhunt for Sagar and arrested him after 20 hours on Sunday.

“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. A baby girl currently remains in a critical condition and is receiving specialist medical care,” said Detective Chief Inspector Dave Whellams, of the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command.

“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,” he said.               PTI