Bradford family of four found dead
The Lad family were found dead at their home in Clayton, Bradford.Source: Facebook

A father has reportedly killed his wife and two teenage daughters before killing himself at their home in Bradford.

Jitendra Lad, 49, allegedly murdered his wife, Daksha, 44, and their daughters Trisha, 19, and Nisha, 17, before taking his own life, according to the Daily Mail.

Now police have confirmed the three women died of stab wounds while in their beds before the father died from hanging.

The post-mortem examinations revealed the women were killed during last weekend before their bodies were found on Monday.

Detective Superintendent Simon Atkinson, from West Yorkshire Police, said: "I have spoken to the family members this evening and updated them on the results of the post mortem examinations.

"They are continuing to come to terms with what took place at Blackberry Way, which has robbed a family of two generations, and specially trained officers are supporting them at this very difficult time.

"Enquiries are continuing into the circumstances leading to the incident and we will not be drawn on speculation while our investigation is ongoing.

"I would reiterate that we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths and neighbourhood officers have increased patrols in the area to offer reassurance to local people."

Their deaths have shocked the "close-knit community" of Clayton who thought the family were "lovely people".

In a statement, West Yorkshire police said the family's remains were discovered on 27 October after a neighbour contacted the police saying that they had not seen the family "for some time".

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Forensic teams arrive earlier today at the scene in Blackberry Way, Clayton.Tracy Gee, BBC Radio Leeds

At a press conference earlier this week, Detective Superintendent Simon Atkinson, from West Yorkshire Police's Protective Services (Crime), said they were "keeping an open mind" but police were not looking for anybody else in connection with their deaths.

He said: "This is clearly a significant incident and our investigation will be thorough as we piece together the events that have led to the deaths of a local family.

"The investigation is at an early stage, and while I do not want to speculate around the circumstances leading to the deaths, I am happy to confirm that we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident."

No wider danger to public

Superintendent Damien Miller, who leads neighbourhood policing across the Bradford District, said: "Clayton is a close-knit community and I understand that local people will be understandably upset by what has taken place, and I would like to reassure people there is no wider danger to members of the public.

"Additional neighbourhood officers are in the area speaking to people and offering reassurance."

Tributes have already been left outside the home with one reading "So Sad, RIP" and another read "So Sad, God Bless You All".

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Trisha and Nisha Lad found dead at home in ClaytonFamily handout

Trisha's schoolfriend Jess Garside, 18, said: "We would get on the same bus to and from school every single day.

"She was such a bubbly lovely person. My heart sank when I found out it was Trisha. It's awful it is just so horrible. They were lovely people. So sad to hear."

Chris Sampson, headteacher of Thorton Grammar School, said: "We are deeply shocked and saddened by these tragic deaths."