NHS hospital worker, 25, killed herself and her two-year-old daughter by injecting them both with drugs she took from work, inquest hears
- Shiwangi Bagoan, 25, and Ziana Bagoan, two, were found dead at their home
- Police are investigating but said they do not think anyone else was involved
- The toddler’s grandmother found the pair with cannulas – medical tubes used to administer medication into veins – in their arms in Shiwangi’s bedroom
An NHS worker killed herself and her two-year-old daughter with drugs she had taken from work, a court has heard.
Shiwangi Bagoan, 25, and Ziana Bagoan, two, were found dead at their home in Old Meadow Lane, Hounslow, west London on December 14.
The toddler’s grandmother Jassumati Lalu found the pair with cannulas – medical tubes used to administer medication into veins – in their arms in Shiwangi’s bedroom in the flat shortly after 4pm that day.
Ziana Bagoan, two, snuggles up to mother Shiwangi Bagoan, 25, in the police-issued image
Shiwangi Bagoan, 25, and her daughter Ziana seen playing happily in the park
Ms Bagoan is understood to have worked as an anaesthetist’s assistant for the University College Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Pictured: Police at the scene
At a hearing held remotely from West London Coroner’s Court on Monday, coroner Lydia Brown said: ‘Although we do not have full post mortem confirmation yet, the precise medical cause of death has not yet been ascertained, it appears that both the child and and the mother had been injected with drugs potentially taken from the mother’s place of work.
‘There was a cannula in situ in both arms of the two deceased.’
Police are investigating the deaths but have said they do not believe anyone else was involved.
Ms Bagoan worked as an anaesthetist’s assistant for University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
The Trust had described the mother as a ‘highly valued member of our team’ who will be ‘missed by her colleagues.’
Shiwangi Bagoan, 25, was found dead alongside her two-year-old daughter Ziana Bagoan in their Hounslow flat at just after 4pm on December 14. The pair are pictured together in this image handed to MailOnline by a friend
Police released a picture of the two-year-old girl and her NHS worker mother after they were found dead in their Hounslow flat on Monday.
Ms Bagoan’s friend told MailOnline that the mother was a ‘lovely lady’ who ‘doted on little Zia’, with others saying she had bought bicycles for them both last week.
After the discovery last week, the friend added: ‘I only saw her last week and she seemed fine. Shiwangi lived with her mother and her daughter. She didn’t have a partner as far as I’m aware.
‘She doted on little Zia. She was a lovely lady, a good friend of mine and I’m just devastated. I cannot believe she would hurt Zia nor take her own life.’
The inquests were adjourned until a date to be fixed.
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