Lab technician mother 'poisoned her two daughters with toxic concoction and killed herself' at family home
- Father believed to have discovered bodies at Ruislip home
- Police allegedly told neighbours to close their doors and windows because of 'chemical incident'
By ANNA EDWARDS
The mother, named locally as Heena Solanki, is understood to have first killed her two daughters Jasmine, aged nine years, and Prisha, aged four years, and then herself at their smart semi-detached home.
The children's father is believed to have made the grim discovery of the trio's bodies.
This is believed to be Heena Solanki, 34, who is alleged to have killed her two young daughters, Jasmine (left), and Prisha, (right) before taking her own life
This is a picture of the family believed to have died at their homes in Ruislip, and are understood to have been discovered by the girls' father
Moments after paramedics and police arrived, neighbours said they to close all their doors and windows, saying that there had been a 'chemical incident' at the house.
Today detectives from the Metropolitan Police's Homicide and Serious Crime and Command were examining the five-bedroom house.
A spokesman for the police said detectives were not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths, which they said were being treated as 'unexplained.'
Today a number of house windows were wide open for ventilation despite the rain and cool temperatures. The £600,000 pebble-dashed home remained cordoned off.
Jasmine (left) and Prisha (right) were found at their smart semi-detatched home in Ruislip, West London
The woman is believed to be a laboratory technician
A police forensic tent had been erected on the driveway and scenes of crime officers were seen carrying bags full of evidence from the property. Two silver cars were parked on the driveway.
Neighbours said Heena worked as a laboratory technician and was married to Kalpesh, 42.
On her Facebook page, she stated that she studied at South Gujarat University until 2002.
One elderly neighbour who did not want to be named, said 'Last night the police were knocking on doors telling everyone to get inside and close their windows because there had been a chemical incident.
'There were fire engines and ambulances as well as police.
'They were here until the early hours,' he said.
'They were a lovely family. The kids used to run around and play outside, always very happy.
'My wife is very upset. It's heartbreaking. They were lovely children. The mother worked in a laboratory.'
A woman living nearby, who also asked not to be named, said: 'They were a lovely family and the children were brought up very well. They always made an effort to greet you. It's all very sad.'
The bodies of the woman and the two children were taken away earlier today in private ambulances.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said that post mortem examinations were likely to take place next week.
A spokesman for London Ambulance Service said that crews were alerted to an address in Midcroft, Ruislip, West London, at 6.40pm yesterday/ on Friday.
Laboratory technician Heena Solanki, 34, is believed to have killed her two young daughters, Jasmine and Prisha
An evidence bag marked 'caution health hazard' was removed from the home at the centre of the triple death tragedy
Their bodies were found at their smart semi-detatched home in Ruislip, West London
'We were called to reports of an incident,' he said.
'We sent three ambulance crews, two officers and are hazardous area response team.
'Sadly three patients, a woman and two children, died at the scene.'
The spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said that officers were not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths and that they were currently being treated as 'unexplained.'
A Home Office pathologist was expected to carry out post mortem examinations on the dead family and an inquest opened and adjourned next week.
The police spokesman said that the family's immediate relatives had been informed of the tragedy.
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