Mother found dead with two sons in Kenton ‘murder suicide’ died by hanging

A post mortem has been carried out on Jeyavani Vageswaran

A post mortem has been carried out on Jeyavani Vageswaran - Credit: Archant

A mother found dead with her two children in their Kenton home in a suspected murder suicide died by hanging.

The bodies of the 33-year-old woman, who has been named locally as Jeyavani Vageswaran, and her sons aged seven months and five, were found at their maisonette in Woodgrange Close on Thursday evening.

A post mortem carried out on Mrs Vageswaran yesterday gave her cause of death as compression of the neck.

The cause of the children’s death will be ascertained in a post mortem to be carried out in due course.

Mrs Vageswaran lived at the home with her children and her husband Sakthivel an accountant.

He is believed to have found the three bodies when he retuned from work at 5.20pm.

Tashma Brown, a neighbour, told the Times said she regularly overheard the Sri Lankan couple rowing and once alerted police out of concern.

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The mother-of-two said: “They were always arguing and shouting.”

Adding that Mrs Vageswaran was a recluse, she said: “She is a not person you see often.

“You only see her when she is coming out with the kids.”

Jay Moises, 28, another neighbour, regularly walked her children to school with Ms Vageswaran and her son, who was a pupil at nearby Mount Stewart Primary School in Carlisle Gardens.

She said: “As soon as he [a neighbour] said there has been a murder I started shaking and I text my partner and said come home because I was worried.”

Cllr Reg Colwill, Conservative councillor for the Kenton ward, said he was saddened and shocked by the incident.

He said: It’s sad especially when children are involved.

“I think they (residents) would be shocked because we don’t get this kind of incident that much at this end of the borough.

Detectives from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command are not looking for anyone else in connection with the three deaths.