UPDATE: Man sought after murder of one year child

Detectives are appealing for the public’s help to trace a man sought in connection with an incident in which a boy died and a girl sustained critical injuries.

Police were called at around 23:10hrs on Saturday, 18 March, to two children injured at a flat in Wilberforce Road, N4.

Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service (LAS).

The boy and girl – both one-year-old – were taken by ambulance to an east London hospital, where the boy was pronounced dead at 00:48hrs.

Next of kin are aware. Formal identification awaits and a post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

The girl remains in hospital in a critical condition.

A murder investigation has been launched, led by Detective Chief Inspector Dave Whellams of the Homicide and Major Crime Command.

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.

He is Bidhya Sagar Das, 33, (31.12.83) of the address in Wilberforce Road where the injured children were found.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Whellams, of the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: “This is clearly a tragic incident, and our thoughts are with the family of the two young children. Despite the best efforts of medical professionals a baby boy sadly died in the early hours of this morning. A baby girl currently remains in a critical condition and is receiving specialist medical care.

“We are in the early stages of the investigation and our inquiries have led us identify Bidhya Sagar Das, who we believe was at the flat shortly before the injured children were found late on Saturday night.

“It is of paramount importance that he is located immediately and we are urgently seeking the public’s help in the hope that they will be our eyes and ears and provide us with any useful information that would assist with tracing him.

“As the hours pass the need to locate Bidhya Sagar Das becomes more pressing. He may have approached friends or family in the aftermath of the incident and I am specifically appealing to these people to come forward. Information can be provided to us directly or to Crimestoppers anonymously.”

If any members of the public see Bidhya Sagar Das they are urged to contact police via 999 immediately.

Anyone with information that may assist the investigation is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8345 3775 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

The incident is believed to be domestic. There has been no arrest at this stage and enquiries continue.

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