Hundreds gather for funeral of dead sisters

PUBLISHED: 11:58 30 July 2007 | UPDATED: 12:39 04 May 2010

Davina and Jasmine Kumari-Baker

Davina and Jasmine Kumari-Baker

HUNDREDS of mourners gathered to pay their respects for two teenage sisters found stabbed to death at their Stretham home last month. The father of Davina, aged 16, and Jasmine, aged 13, Kumari-Baker described the girls as his beautiful angels during a

Dad, David Baker

HUNDREDS of mourners gathered to pay their respects for two teenage sisters found stabbed to death at their Stretham home last month.

The father of Davina, aged 16, and Jasmine, aged 13, Kumari-Baker described the girls as his "beautiful angels" during a tribute service at Cambridge Crematorium on Friday.

David Baker said: "You brought light and pride into my life. Now you, have been ripped away from me I will never be the same again.

"I was the there the moment you born, I held you as babies and watched you smile for the first time. I taught you to walk and taught you to talk.

One of the coffins being carried into the funeral

"I was watching you grow into beautiful intelligent young women, so full of life, so full of confidence. You both had such a great sense of fun and we spent a long time laughing together, laughing at ourselves, laughing at each other and laughing at the world."

Mr Baker added: "You will always be in my heart. I love you and hope in God's name you are at peace. Everyday I suffer is one day closer to the day we meet again.

"I loved you and you loved each other. Davina, my princess, look after Jasmine for me now. If I could give anything to hold you both again I promise I would."

Around 200 people - including school friends of the two girls - paid their last respects at the service held in the West Chapel.

The girls' mother, Rekha Kumari-Baker did not attend the funeral, and police refused to confirm whether she had a request turned down by the prison service.

The 39-year-old was charged with the girls' murder after their bodies were discovered at their home in The Crofters on June 13.

A post mortem examination revealed that the sisters had died from multiple stab wounds to the chest.

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