AN anaesthetist's assistant and her two-year-old daughter died after she injected them both 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 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.
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 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 inquests were adjourned until a date to be fixed.
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Previously, colleagues at the hospital paid tribute to her.
In a statement, they said: “We are extremely saddened by the deaths of Shiwangi and her child.
"Our deepest condolences go to her family, friends and loved ones at this very difficult time.
"Shiwangi was a highly valued member of our team and she will be missed by her colleagues.
"As the police are currently investigating the circumstances around the deaths, it would not be appropriate to comment further at this stage.”
A friend said earlier Shiwangi “doted on” her daughter
One neighbour told The Sun that Shiwangi was "so lovely" and "seemed so happy".
Another said she "doted on" Ziana and even bought bikes for them last week.
The neighbour said: "She was lovely. It’s so sad – I’m shocked. She’d bought bikes for her and her daughter last week.
"I just couldn’t imagine something like this happening. She seemed so happy."
If you, or anyone you know, needs help dealing with mental health problems the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123, or visit Mind’s website.
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