Kerala-origin family’s death: post-mortem confirms reasons

  • Prasun Sonwalkar, Hindustan Times, London
  • Updated: May 15, 2015 13:38 IST

After a post-mortem into the death of a four-member family of Kerala origin, Scotland Yard on Friday confirmed that the mother and her twin daughters died of strangulation while the father’s death was confirmed by hanging.

The family resident in Chandwell Heath in east London was found dead earlier this week

Releasing the names of the deceased, the police said: “The cause of death for Shighi Kotuvala, 37, and her twin daughters, Niya Rethishkumar and Neha Rethishkumar, 13 was given as strangulation”.

“Pullarkattil Kunjunny Rethish Kumar, 44 was found hanging in an area near a reservoir in Forest Road, Walthamstow. His post-mortem examination confirmed death by hanging”.

The police statement said enquiries continued to trace any next of kin. The last confirmed sighting of the family was on 10 May.

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