A mother, 25, is thought to have murdered her two-year-old daughter, who she ‘doted on’, before killing herself in west London.
Metropolitan Police officers were called with paramedics to an address on Old Meadow Lane in Hounslow just after 4pm on Monday.
A 25-year-old woman and a two-year-old girl who was related to her were pronounced dead at the scene, police earlier said.
A close friend of the woman told MailOnline on Tuesday that she was the mother of the girl and ‘doted on’ her.
A mother, 25, is thought to have murdered her two-year-old daughter, who she ‘doted on’, before killing herself in west London
Police have since confirmed the woman’s name was Shiwangi Bagoan.
Her close friend said: ‘Her name was Shiwangi and her daughter was called Zia.
‘I only saw her last week and she seemed fine. She’d bought both her and her daughter new bikes which cost quite a lot of money.
‘Shiwangi lived with her mother and her daughter. She didn’t have a partner as far as I’m aware.
‘She doted on little Zia. They used to come over to mine to play with my sons.
‘She was a lovely lady, a good friend of mine and I’m just devastated. I cannot believe she would hurt Zia nor take her own life.’
The friend added that the woman worked at an NHS hospital outside of London.
Speaking of the moment when the emergency services arrived, Vipul Limbachia, who runs a nearby dry cleaners said: ‘There was about 15 vehicles parked outside the block of flats, ambulances, first responders, police vans and squad cars.
‘I knew it was something serious but I only found out this morning it was a mother apparently killing her daughter and then herself.
‘The flats are new, they’ve only been opened about 18 months to a year. Nearly all the flats are rental with a few that are shared ownership.
‘Quite a few of the people who live there work for the NHS.’
Other residents who saw a police car and officers arrive at the development yesterday evening also said a woman and a young child were escorted from the building.
A 68-year-old woman, who lives in the same block but did not wish to be named, said: ‘I just looked out my window and I saw the police were outside.
‘Then a woman and a child came out. The child was about seven or eight.
‘They didn’t say anything. I think they were escorted by police and there was one marked police car.
‘I don’t know if anymore were parked elsewhere as there were a lot, a lot of police officers.
Metropolitan Police officers were called with paramedics to an address on Old Meadow Lane in Hounslow just after 4pm on Monday
‘It is very upsetting, a woman and a two year old child. It’s very shocking.’
A 24-year-old man who lives in the building but also did not want to be named, said: ‘Oh my gosh, it is very disturbing.
‘I have never had something like this happen in my life so close to home. It is pretty awful.
‘I didn’t hear anything last night. It is very quiet here and it is a great flat.’
He added: ‘Because of Covid, everyone is trying to avoid any contact with anyone. It has been very quiet.’
Kai Huo, 28, who lives directly above the apartment where the bodies were found, said: ‘It really is very shocking.
‘I did not hear anything and I was working from home all day yesterday.
‘At around 6pm, I was still making some calls and I didn’t hear anything strange.’
A close friend of the woman told MailOnline on Tuesday that she was the mother of the girl and ‘doted on’ her
At this stage, police believe no one else was involved in the incident.
‘An investigation is underway led by detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command (Homicide),’ the Met said in a statement last night.
‘While the investigation is still in its early stages, officers do not currently believe anyone else was involved in this incident.’