Police have revealed the identities of three people who died in a flat in Brentford, west London.
Poorna Kaameshwari Sivaraj, 36, and her three-year-old son Kailash Kuha Raj were found at the property. Police said they had been dead “for some time” before their bodies were found.
The couple married in Kuala Lumpur in 2015, the Daily Mail reports.
Husband and father to the pair, Kuha Raj Sithamparanathan, 42, was found with stab wounds but died at the scene despite treatment.
They were found at 12:50am on Tuesday at a home in Golden Mile House, Clayponds Lane, following concerns for their welfare.
Next of kin have been informed and post-mortem examinations are scheduled for Thursday.
Detective Chief Inspector Simon Harding said: “Although we are in the infancy of this investigation it 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.”
Earlier on Tuesday, resident Sheri Diba told reporters: “I could not imagine someone is dead in this building. It’s a very nice area, very nice building, I never had any problem. I’m really shocked.”
Another resident of Golden Mile House said police had knocked on his door.
The 29-year-old, who has lived in the building for a couple of years, said he did not know the family but said the news was “definitely shocking”.
“[Police] just said that a family had been found and wanted to check if we knew them or not.
“This kind of news is not something you expect, it’s a very quiet and peaceful area,” he said.
Shocked neighbours recalled hearing blazing rows at the Sithamparanathans’ home over the past few months, the Daily Mail reports.
One neighbour who lives on the fifth floor told MailOnline: ‘During the lockdown I could hear them arguing a lot.
‘I could hear her screaming at her husband, telling him to take his medicine. Then on another occasion, he threw them out of the window, and I looked down and could see them on the ground.’
Another neighbour added: ‘Things got really bad between them, especially during the lockdown.
‘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.’
Kuha, who speaks English, Malay and Tamil, moved to London from Petaling Jaya in Selangor, Malaysia, the Times of India reports.