Indian family found dead in Bradford

Man allegedly kills wife, daughters before committing suicide

October 29, 2014 01:25 am | Updated May 23, 2016 04:30 pm IST - LONDON:

Police secure the area around the residential home in Bradford on Tuesday.

Police secure the area around the residential home in Bradford on Tuesday.

Four members of an Indian family living in Clayton, a suburb of Bradford, were found dead in the their house on the night of October 27.

The bodies of Jitendra Lad (49), his wife Daksha Lad (44), and daughters Trisha (19) and Nisha (17), were found by the police who broke into the family’s house located in a quiet cul-de-sac after being alerted by a neighbour. The father allegedly killed his wife and daughters before committing suicide himself.

The West Yorkshire Police have launched a murder investigation, although they are not looking for a murder suspect for the present. They stated that the deaths had occurred some time ago.

Residents for 8 years

The Lads, who have lived in this house for the last eight years, were last seen celebrating Diwali last Friday night.

The deaths have come as a shock to the close-knit neighbourhood. The family was described as “lovely” by a resident to a local newspaper.

Mr. and Mrs. Lad both worked in the Bradford council. Their elder daughter was studying for a degree in medical biochemistry at the University of Leeds while the younger daughter Nisha had just completed her GCSEs at Thornton Grammar School in Bradford.

The cause of death will be known only after the post mortem results are known, the police have said. Detective Superintendent Simon Atkinson, of West Yorkshire Police’s Protective Services (Crime), said: “This is clearly a significant incident and our investigation will be thorough as we piece together the events that have led to the deaths of a local family.”

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