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Man arrested after murder of one-year-old boy in London

A one-year-old girl is also in a critical condition in hospital.

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A MAN HAS been arrested in connection with the murder of a one-year-old boy in London.

Bidhya Sagar Das, 33, was arrested in the Hackney area yesterday evening on suspicion of murder and attempted murder.

It comes after police were called to a flat in Wilberforce Road late on Saturday night were they found two children injured.

The boy and girl – both one-year-old – were taken by ambulance to an east London hospital, where the boy was pronounced dead before 1am.

The girl remains in hospital in a critical condition.

Sagar Das has been taken to an east London police station where he remains in custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Whellams, of the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said, “This is clearly a tragic incident, and our thoughts are with the family of the two young children.

“Despite the best efforts of medical professionals a baby boy sadly died in the early hours of this morning. A baby girl currently remains in a critical condition and is receiving specialist medical care.”

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