Mother & Two Children found Dead at Home prompts Inquiry

A police inquiry is underway after a mother and her two young children were discovered dead at their home in Ireland.

Mother & Two Children found Dead at Home prompts Inquiry f

staff were "deeply saddened by these devastating events".

The bodies of a mother and her two children were found at their home in Dublin, Ireland, prompting a police inquiry.

Irish police were called to a house in Llywellen Court in Ballinteer at around 12 pm local time on October 28, 2020.

Officers forced their way inside the property after neighbours became concerned.

They discovered the bodies of 37-year-old Seema Banu, her 11-year-old daughter Asfira Syed and son Faizan Syed, aged six.

Police said they were investigating “the circumstances of the unexplained deaths”.

Police believe the mother and two children died over the Bank Holiday Weekend.

Seema’s husband has been liaising with police based in Dundrum Garda station where the investigation is based.

It was reported that the family moved from India to the Republic of Ireland a number of years ago. They lived at the property for about a year.

The principal of the children’s Educate Together primary school in Ballinteer said the school community’s thoughts were “with the children’s family and friends”.

Orlaith Curran said that staff were “deeply saddened by these devastating events”.

She added: “Faizan Syed was in First Class and his sister Asfira was in Sixth Class. They will both be greatly missed by all who knew them.”

The Indian Ambassador to Ireland said that Seema’s family were in a state of “disbelief and disorientation” about what had happened to them.

Sandeep Kumar explained that the embassy contacted Seema’s brother in India and is offering the family support.

Ambassador Kumar said it was heartbreaking to relay the news to the family in India, but he understood the deceased have some relatives in Ireland who have been in touch with police.

He said he would continue to liaise with the family and give the support needed to return the bodies to India “in a dignified manner”.

Police said they are following a number of lines of inquiry. They have been speaking to neighbours, friends and family members to try and establish the deceased’s movements in recent days.

Garda Superintendent Paul Reidy said a post-mortem examination is currently ongoing.

The results will “determine the course of the investigation”, however, the case has been given the resources of a murder investigation.

Police have also appealed to members of the public not to spread speculation on social media, describing them as “uninformed and unhelpful to the criminal investigation”.

On the evening of October 29, 2020, residents in the area held a candlelit vigil in memory of Seema and her two children.

Dhiren is a journalism graduate with a passion for gaming, watching films and sports. He also enjoys cooking from time to time. His motto is to “Live life one day at a time.”

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