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Father accused of murdering young boy and trying to kill girl faces autumn trial

A father accused of murdering a one-year-old boy and trying to kill his twin sister will go on trial in the autumn.

Bidhya Sagar Das, 33, allegedly attacked the toddlers at a flat in Wilberforce Road, near Finsbury Park, north London, on Saturday night.

The boy, Gabriel Bibekdas Sonu, died in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The little girl is still fighting for her life and is in a critical condition in hospital.

Das, of Wilberforce Road, was charged with murder and attempted murder of his children on Tuesday.

He appeared before Judge Nicholas Hilliard QC at the Old Bailey and spoke only to confirm his name with the help of a Bengali interpreter.

The judge set a plea hearing for June 8 before a provisional trial starting on September 11.

Das, who wore a dark sweatshirt, was remanded into custody.

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