Bidhya Sagar Das faces trial over infant son's murder

Emily Pennink
Bidhya Sagar Das: Metropolitan Police

A father accused of murdering his one-year-old son 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 Finsbury Park, north London, over the weekend.

The boy, Gabriel Bibekdas Sonu, died while the little girl is still fighting for her life in a critical condition in hospital.

Das has been charged with murder and attempted murder of his children.

He appeared before Judge Nicholas Hilliard QC at London's 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.