Asian woman charged with killing her children

October 11th, 2008 - 9:49 am ICT by IANS  

London, Oct 11 (IANS) A Sri Lankan-origin woman has been charged with murdering two of her children and wounding the third.Sasikala Navaneethan, 36, stabbed Shanjayan, five, and his four-year-old sister Sharani to death in their quiet south London suburban house May 30.

She was also charged with the attempted murder of her six-month-old daughter, who survived the attack.

Magistrates remanded Navaneethan in custody Friday, and she is due to appear in court January 13 next year.

Navaneethan was arrested alongside her 40-year-old shopkeeper husband Navarajah after she phoned 999 to call police. Navarajah was later released without charge, while his wife was detained under the Mental Health Act.

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