A DAD killed his loving wife and their three-year-old son before knifing himself to death when police burst into their home in a suspected murder-suicide.
Cops found toddler Kailash Kuha Raj and his mother Poorna Kaameshwari Sivaraj, 36, dead when they forced their way in at 1am yesterday in Brentford, West London.
Husband Kuha Raj Sithamparanathan, 42, was treated by medics for stab wounds at the scene but died soon after.
Cops said his wife and child had been dead for “some time”.
The family’s cockapoo dog was also reportedly killed in the bloodbath in a new-build block of flats.
Neighbours said Malaysian-born Kuha and Poorna – who married in Kuala Lumpar in 2015 – had been heard screaming at each other in recent months.
“They are one of the few couples with a young child in our block and you could hear the screaming at each other, sometimes for very long periods.”
Jamila, who lives in a neighbouring block, added: “It’s tragic. They loved their dog and I’d see them all the time taking him out for walks.
“The officers told me that there was blood all over the flat and that the dog had also been killed.”
NOT SEEN FOR WEEKS
The next-door neighbour of the couple said: “I’ve lived here for three years and would often see them.
“I didn’t hear anything last night and I only found out this morning.
“I’m shocked, in total shock. I don’t know why this has happened.”
Another local said: “It’s a nightmare. We don’t want our kids to know. It’s horrifying.”
Police had received a call on Sunday from a family member saying they were concerned about Poorna, who had not been seen since last month.
They tried to attend the property several times on Monday but did got get a reply.
Police then forced their way in at 12.50am. It is believed Kuha fatally injured himself when officers entered the property.
Police said they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.
The case has also been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.
Detective Chief Inspector Simon Harding said: “Although we are in the infancy of this investigation is appears that Poorna and Kailash had been dead for some time.
“This is a murder investigation and my team will work diligently to establish the sequence of events that led to their murders and the death of Kuha Raj Sithamparanathan.
“Our initial enquiries have established that Poorna and Kailash had not been seen or heard from for some time, perhaps since around the 21 September.
“We know the family often walked their dog, a poodle cross breed, in and around the local area and I would ask anyone who saw them at any time in the last month to contact police so we can begin to build a full picture of their lives.
“I know I speak on behalf of all the officers in my team that words cannot sufficiently sum up the devastation that this horrific incident will have on the families of those involved.
“However, I can reassure them that we will do all we can to provide them with the answers they need about what has happened here.”
Peter Gardner, West Area BCU Commander, said: “This horrific incident has understandably caused enormous shock and concern among local residents and across the borough; all our thoughts are with the family and friends of those affected.
“I would like to thank our officers and paramedics from the LAS who worked tirelessly and professionally under extremely traumatic circumstances in responding to this incident.
“Local residents can expect to see officers at the scene and patrolling the local area to provide reassurance, and if they have any concerns, I would urge them to speak to our officers.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8721 4205 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.