An NHS worker allegedly murdered her two-year-old daughter, whom she “fell in love” with, before she committed suicide in west London.
Shiwangi Bagoan, 25, was found dead just after 4 p.m. Monday next to a young girl believed to be her daughter Zia in Hounslow.
Her friend told MailOnline today that Ms. Bagoan was a "lovely woman" who "was in love with little Zia". She is said to have worked as an anesthetist's assistant in a hospital outside London.
The friend added, “I only saw her last week and she seemed fine. Shiwangi lived with her mother and daughter. As far as I know, she had no partner.
& # 39; She fell in love with little Zia. She was a beautiful woman, a good friend of mine and I'm just devastated. I can't believe she'd hurt Zia or kill herself. & # 39;
The city police rushed to the scene with paramedics on Monday.
The Met's Specialist Crime Command (Homicide) detectives have since opened an investigation, but no one else is believed to be involved.
A mother, 25, reportedly murdered her two-year-old daughter, whom she fell in love with before killing herself in West London
A friend of Ms. Bagoan's said today that she was the girl's mother. The police previously confirmed that the two people found dead were "related".
The friend added that the woman was working in an NHS hospital outside London.
About the moment the emergency services arrived, Vipul Limbachia, who runs a nearby dry cleaner, said: “There were about 15 vehicles in front of the apartment block, ambulances, first responders, police cars and patrol cars.
“I knew it was serious, but I didn't find out until this morning that it was a mother who apparently killed her daughter and then herself.
& # 39; The apartments are new, they have only been open for about 18 months to a year. Almost all apartments are rented out to some that are jointly owned.
"Quite a few of the people who live there work for the NHS."
Other residents, who saw a police car and officers arrive at the settlement last night, also said a woman and young child were escorted out of the building.
A 68-year-old woman who lives on the same block but did not want to be named said, “I just looked out the window and saw that the police were outside.
Then a woman and a child came out. The child was about seven or eight years old.
& # 39; You didn't say anything. I think they were accompanied by the police and there was a tagged police car.
“I don't know if more was parked elsewhere as there were many, many police officers.
Metropolitan police officers and paramedics were called to an address on Old Meadow Lane in Hounslow just after 4 p.m. Monday
& # 39; It is very annoying to have a wife and a two year old child. It's very shocking. & # 39;
A 24-year-old man who lives in the building but also refused to be named said, “Oh my god, it's very disturbing.
“I've never seen anything like this so close to home in my life. It's pretty awful.
“I didn't hear anything last night. It's very quiet here and it's a great apartment. & # 39;
He added: “Because of Covid, everyone is trying to avoid all contact with anyone. It was very quiet. & # 39;
28-year-old Kai Huo, who lives right above the apartment where the bodies were found, said, “It's really shocking.
“I didn't hear anything and worked from home all day yesterday.
"I was still on the phone at around 6pm and heard nothing strange."
A friend of the woman told MailOnline on Tuesday that she was the girl's mother and had fallen in love with her
In a statement yesterday evening, city police said, “The woman and girl were related.
The next of kin have been informed and are supported by specialist officials.
& # 39; An investigation is being conducted by detectives from the Met's Specialist Crime Command (Homicide).
"While the investigation is still in its early stages, officials currently do not believe anyone else was involved in this incident."
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