Dad’s tribute to his "beautiful girls" in murder case

PUBLISHED: 16:31 14 June 2007 | UPDATED: 12:32 04 May 2010

Davina, left, and Jasmine Baker Kumari-Baker

Davina, left, and Jasmine Baker Kumari-Baker

THE devastated father of murdered teenage sisters Jasmine and Davina Kumari-Baker has spoken of his love for his daughters. The girls were found dead at their mother s home at 2 The Crofters, Stretham yesterday morning (Wednesday). Post mortem examinatio

THE devastated father of murdered teenage sisters Jasmine and Davina Kumari-Baker has spoken of his love for his daughters.

The girls were found dead at their mother's home at 2 The Crofters, Stretham yesterday morning (Wednesday).

Post mortem examinations are taking place today and the girls' mother, Rekha Kumari-Baker, has been arrested on suspicion of their murder.

IT worker David Baker, who lives in Cambridge, said: "I loved my girls, Davina and Jasmine. They meant everything to me and I loved them with all my heart.

"They have been taken from me and my whole family is in pain. They are irreplaceable. I just want them back.

"We have so many good memories. We all used to sing together and go shopping. I was so proud to walk down the street with my two beautiful daughters. They were so clever.

"Davina was just finishing her GCSEs and wanted to become a social worker. Jasmine was academically gifted and worked hard at school.

"Both the girls had a sharp sense of humour and made me laugh. Last weekend we watched the film Grease on television. They were acting out the parts and singing along. They knew every word to the film.

"I hope they are at peace. I would like to thank my family who have rallied around and offered so much support.

"I will not be making any other statements and I ask that I and my family are left alone at this time to grieve.


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