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At their family home in Ilford, East London, in April, Nadarajah Nithiyakumar, 41, assaulted and killed his son Nigish, 3, and daughter Pavinya, 19 months old.
He pled guilty today to two counts of manslaughter by diminished liability, which the prosecution agreed.
The mother of the twins, called locally as Nisa, was crying in court as it happened.
He is 41 years old.
Nithiyakumar Suffered From Delusional Disorder
According to the Metro Attorney Duncan Atkinson QC told the court psychiatrists that Nithiyakumar had decided to suffer from a psychotic illness. He said the case was ‘in every case of the utmost severity’ and the prosecutors had treated it with great caution. He continued: ‘It is clear from the unanimous opinion of very experienced psychiatrists that this defendant was at the time of these offenses suffering from a delusional disorder.’
‘It was one from which he had suffered for some time, for the best part of 10 years. with very little indication and very little treatment.’
The 41-year-old confessed to the police that he had killed his son and daughter, claiming that while working in a supermarket, he was depressed and customers had “disturbed him.”
Nithiyakumar Pleaded Guilty
By diminished responsibility, which was agreed by the court, he pled guilty to two counts of manslaughter.
Later, he’ll be sentenced. The mother of the children wept in court while the defendant pleaded guilty to death but not guilty to the assassination.
Her niece, who was also tearful, embraced her and a Tamil interpreter assisted her.
According to the Mirror Nisa, who was 35 at the time, left pictures taken at their grave of Nigish and Pavinya when they were infants, as that’s how she wants them to be remembered, reports said.
The uncle of the twins, Gopala Krishnan, told the Daily Mail at the time: “It was a very sad day. We are devastated by what happened and are still trying to come to terms with it. None of this makes any sense.”
Following the dad’s arrest, Detective chief inspector Vicky Tunstall said the “ending of these innocent young lives is extraordinarily tragic”.