Father Commits Suicide After ‘Killing Wife and Two Daughters’


Police Say the Family Appeared to Have Been Dead “for Some Time”

West Yorkshire Police has launched a murder investigation following the discovery of four bodies at a detached property on Blackberry Way in the Clayton area of Bradford.


Police were called to the house at 8.31pm following concerns from a neighbour, who had not seen the family for some time.

In the property, police found the bodies of two adults – a 49-year-old male Jitendra Lad and his wife Daksha Lad (44).

The bodies of two female teenagers, Trisha Lad (19) and Nisha Lad (16) , were also found and they are the couple’s daughters.

Early indications suggest the bodies may have been in the property for some time. Post mortems will now be carried out to establish the cause of the deaths.


Detective Superintendent Simon Atkinson, from West Yorkshire Police’s Protective Services (Crime), said: “This is clearly a significant incident and our investigation will be thorough as we piece together the events that have led to the deaths of a local family.

“The investigation is at an early stage, and while I do not want to speculate around the circumstances leading to the deaths, I am happy to confirm that we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.”


Damien Miller, Superintendent Operations of Bradford District, who leads neighbourhood policing across the Bradford District, said: “Clayton is a close knit community and I understand that local people will be understandably upset by what has taken place and I would like to reassure people there is no wider danger to members of the public. Additional neighbourhood officers are in the area speaking to people and offering reassurance.


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