A woman and her two children were found dead at their home in South Dublin on October 28. The victims have been identified as 37-year-old Seema Banu, her six-year-old son Faizan Syed and 12-year-old daughter Asfira Riza. They originally hail from a remote village in Mysuru.
According to the Irish Times, the neighbours had not seen the victims for a number of days and were unable to reach them at the house, following which the local police were called.
The police had to break into the house and found the remains of the woman in one bedroom and the children in another bedroom.
It is stated that a tap was left running and caused extensive flood damage. It is also believed that the remains were undiscovered for a number of days.
The police according to the local media have contacted the woman's husband. After conducting a post-mortem, the police opened a murder inquiry on Friday after initially treating the deaths as unexplained.
The Irish Times further reported that the police believe the children were strangled. However, regarding their mother, the precise manner of her death is yet to be conclusively established.
It is stated that a ligature was found with her remains in a bedroom of the family home.
A statement from Garda Headquarters, Phoenix Park, Dublin said, 'Following the completion of post-mortem examinations, gardaí from Dundrum Garda station have commenced a murder investigation into all the circumstances of the events that occurred at a domestic dwelling at Llewellyn Court, Ballinteer.'
The victim's family members have appealed to the Irish Government to help pay for the repatriation of their mortal remains.