Mitcham woman in court charged with murder of five-year-old daughter

Sayagi Sivanantham, five, died after being stabbed in Mitcham

A mother accused of stabbing to death her five-year-old daughter at their south London home has appeared in court.

Sutha Sivanantham, 35, was charged with the murder of Sayagi Sivanantham earlier on Friday.

She appeared via video link at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court later, where she was remanded in custody.

The case was sent to the Old Bailey in central London for a hearing on Tuesday.

She and her daughter were found with knife wounds at their flat in Monarch Parade, Mitcham, on 30 June.

Sayagi was taken by ambulance to hospital but was later pronounced dead.

A subsequent post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as stab injuries.

Her mother was also taken to hospital in a critical condition.