Chadwell Heath murders: Mum and twin daughters were strangled

Shighi Rethish, Rethishkumar Pullarkattil and daughters Niya and Neha, who were found dead at the fa

Shighi Rethish, Rethishkumar Pullarkattil and daughters Niya and Neha, who were found dead at the family home in Chadwell Heath - Credit: Archant

A post-mortem examination has revealed that a mother and her twin daughters found dead at their home were strangled.

Rethishkumar Pullarkattil and Shighi Rethishkumar

Rethishkumar Pullarkattil and Shighi Rethishkumar - Credit: Archant

Havering Council social worker Shighi Rethishkumar, 37, and twin daughters Neha and Niya, 13, were found at their house in Juniper Court, off Grove Road, Chadwell Heath, on Tuesday.

Shighi’s husband Rethishkumar Pullarkattil, 44, was found hanged in Woodford Reservoir, Walthamstow, on Wednesday morning.

His post-mortem examination confirmed death by hanging.

The post-mortem examinations were held at East Ham Mortuary yesterday.

Enquiries continue to trace any next of kin.