Police have launched a massive manhunt for a 33-year-old British Asian man in connection with the murder of a one-year-old boy in North London on Saturday night.
Murder investigators are hunting for Bidhya Sagar Das following the incident which left the victim’s twin sister critically injured.
The pair were taken to an east London hospital on Saturday night after an incident at a home on Wilberforce Road, Finsbury Park that is used as staff accommodation for a local hotel.
Neighbours said they saw a woman running into the street screaming “my kids, my kids” late on Saturday evening. Police were called at 11.10pm.
The boy reportedly died on the way to hospital.
Police said they believe Das had been at the property where the children were discovered but left before the emergency services had arrived. Das is believed to be registered at the address where the incident occurred.
Police have appealed to the public to call 999 if they see Das.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “Detectives are urgently trying to trace a man who was at the flat shortly before the injured children were found but left before emergency services were called.
“The man has not been seen since this time.
“The incident is believed to be domestic. There has been no arrest at this stage and inquiries continue.”
Police were combing Finsbury Park on Sunday morning after officials confirmed the death of the boy and the condition of the girl.
The Met said: “Next of kin are aware. Formal identification awaits and a postmortem examination will be scheduled in due course.”
It added that inquiries were under way to “establish the full circumstances of the incident” and that no arrests had been made.
A woman living opposite the building where the children were found, who gave her name as Gui Gui, said she heard a woman shouting late on Saturday night and opened the window to offer help.
“I was watching TV,” she said. “I heard someone was shouting. 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’.”