The little girl, who it was previously reported slept while her father strangled her mother to death, sadly witnessed the whole thing.

Our hearts are breaking even more for this little girl. We really had hoped she had slept soundly through it all.

It has been revealed today that the three-year-old is said to be “deeply disturbed” after witnessing the devastating deaths.

Amarjet, also known as Tiana, is reportedly receiving counselling by child psychologists after watching her father strangle her mother in the bathroom of the home they shared in Smithfield on Father’s Day.

She had been sleeping in a nearby bedroom when she was woken by her mother’s terrified screams.

A family friend appointed to speak to the media said: “She saw it all — when we found her she was screaming and hysterical.

“She is deeply disturbed by the ordeal. She’s just a baby.”

The little girl is currently being cared for by Pillay’s nephew, Ash Teddy.

The 25-year-old is said to have lived with her parents and knew the child well.

Tasmin’s family are travelling to Australia to fight for custody.


Daily Telegraph reported, family of the mother strangled by her estranged husband before he took his own life are flying to Sydney in a determined bid to do battle with his relatives for custody of the couple’s orphaned daughter.

The sister and mother of Tasmin Bahar, 35, who are racing over from Bangladesh, are said to be upset that the three-year-old girl is being cared for by a family member of Tasmin’s killer husband, Dave Pillay.

The young girl was reportedly being looked after by Pillay’s sister, Bindu, in the absence of Tasmin having immediate family in Australia. Pillay’s nephew, Ash Teddy, has reportedly taken over care from yesterday as police insisted the girl was in “safe” hands.

Tasmin’s sister, Sharagin Bahar, has told family and close friends she is determined to adopt the child, saying “she is the last symbol of Tasmin”.

Sharagin has flown from her home in New York and is currently in Bangladesh with her mother who is awaiting approval for a visa to enter Australia.

Tasmin’s cousin Dorin Hussain, who has been appointed to liaise with the media on behalf of the Bahar family, told The Daily Telegraph: “We don’t want our little angel being looked after by that murderer’s family. He took Tasmin from us … and now his family has got … (the child), how is that right? Tasmin’s sister and mother want to get custody of (the child) sooner rather than later.”

Cousin Morsaline Dipto, 21, who lived with Tasmin and Dave for several weeks in July, said: “We are all furious that Dave’s family has the little girl. We went to the Child Support Centre and was told his family have (her). The sooner the family come from Bangladesh the better.”

The couple were married for six years. They were found dead in the bathroom after he begged her to spend Father’s Day together.

Police sources say he strangled her before hanging himself while their daughter slept soundly in a nearby bedroom.

While I can totally understand what Tasmin’s family are saying, I do wish the little angel could stay around familiar faces while she is dealing with her terrible loss. I hope they provide her with lots of professional support to help her through.

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  • Long term Tasmin may be better starting the next stage of her life in a new environment rather than close to where the tragic murder-suicide occured.


  • It’s so disturbing knowing that this little girl saw everything. It’s also disgusting that the families are fighting over who will get custody and not thinking about this child at all. They need to sit down and work out what is best for the child.


  • Oh my, how distressing, she shouldn’t have to endure this. I hope she will be ok in the future.


  • Such a sad story indeed.
    And how awful for the girl to be caught up into this custody battle.
    I understand this is an emotional issue for the family of the mother, but the father killed the mother and it was not done by his family…

    • And so horrific see saw it all !! Bless her ! Hope and pray she will get all the help & love she needs.


  • poor little darling i hope everything works out in her best interest.


  • This is so sad and such a tragedy. The interests of the child have to be considered most important, but I would think any links to her father (murderer) via his family would not necessarily be the right ones. A tricky one, but hope the right decision is made.


  • Sad, very sad. What the father did, doesn’t reflect how his family will treat the girl though. But, yes, very difficult to decide how to go on from here. Whoever gets the girl, will hopefully provide the best care for her.


  • How sad – that poor little girl. Her mother has suffered, and now, she too will suffer, not having either parent around. Hard to know who she is best with, as her fathers actions are not necessarily how his family are …. but certainly her Aunty (mums sister) already sounds ideal …. just so so heart breaking


  • I can totally understand how Tasmin’s family is feeling and I would like to see the little girl being raised by her mother’s sister, although it will be up to a court to decide.


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