Hospital nurse 'tried to kill herself following misconduct case'

Hospital nurse who killed herself and her two-year-old daughter with drugs she stole from work tried to take her own life three years earlier after she was suspended following a misconduct investigation, inquest hears

  • Shiwangi Bagoan, 25, and Ziana Bagoan, two, were found dead at their home
  • Mother and daughter found to have cannulas to administer drugs in their arms
  • Court heard Shiwangi had attempted to kill herself in 2017 following misconduct investigation
  • On morning of December 11 the NHS nurse went to West Moreland St Hospital
  • She stole drugs she later used to kill herself and her toddler daughter
  • Coroner recorded verdict of suicide for Shiwangi and unlawful killing of Ziana
  • For confidential support, call the Samaritans on 116123, or visit their local branch
  • A NHS nurse killed herself and her two-year-old daughter with drugs she stole from work after previously being suspended following a misconduct investigation, an inquest has heard.

    Shiwangi Bagoan, 25, and Ziana Bagoan, two, were found dead at their family home in Hounslow, west London on December 14.

    The toddler’s grandmother Jassumati Lalu found the pair with cannulas – medical tubes used to administer medication into veins – in their arms in Shiwangi’s bedroom in their flat shortly after 4pm that day. 

    It is believed that the anaesthetist assistant and daughter died some time on December 11, but were not found for another three days, police said.

    Anaesthetist assistant Shiwangi Bagoan, 25, killed herself and her two-year-old daughter Ziana with drugs she stole from work after previously being suspended following a misconduct investigation, an inquest into their deaths has found

    Anaesthetist assistant Shiwangi Bagoan, 25, killed herself and her two-year-old daughter Ziana with drugs she stole from work after previously being suspended following a misconduct investigation, an inquest into their deaths has found

    The toddler's grandmother Jassumati Lalu found the pair with cannulas - medical tubes used to administer medication into veins - in their arms in Shiwangi's bedroom in their flat shortly after 4pm that day

    The toddler’s grandmother Jassumati Lalu found the pair with cannulas – medical tubes used to administer medication into veins – in their arms in Shiwangi’s bedroom in their flat shortly after 4pm that day

    Investigators deemed the circumstances they were found in as suspicious and murder detectives launched an investigation.

    Today, West London Coroner’s Court heard how Shiwangi had attempted to take her own life three years earlier, in 2017, when she stole the same drugs she later used to kill herself and baby Ziana.

    After being suspended from work for more than a year, she returned to her work at West Moreland Street Hospital in July 2020.

    Investigators determined Shiwangi used her knowledge of medical procedures to administer strong sedatives to Ziana, before taking her own life.

    CCTV evidence revealed that on December 11, 2020, at around 4am, Shiwangi and Ziana left their home address and made a journey to West Moreland Street Hospital in the middle of the night, arriving shortly after 4.20am.

    Today, West London Coroner's Court heard how Shiwangi had attempted to take her own life three years earlier, in 2017, when she stole the same drugs she later used to kill herself and baby Ziana

    Today, West London Coroner’s Court heard how Shiwangi had attempted to take her own life three years earlier, in 2017, when she stole the same drugs she later used to kill herself and baby Ziana 

    The inquest heard that the journey was used to steal the drugs Shiwangi later used to kill herself and her toddler daughter from a combination locked fridge in the operating theatre.

    Detective sergeant Terry Goodman, who was the lead officer investigating the case, said: ‘Enquiries found that vials of drugs were stolen from West Moreland Street Hospital, from a locked cabinet Shiwangi had 24 hour access to.’  

    The court was also told that Shiwangi had used her mobile phone to search on Google how certain drugs operated in the hours before her death.

    The court heard how grandmother Jassumatu used her own key to get into the flat as they hadn’t heard from Shiwangi in a number of days, and were becoming increasingly concerned for her welfare.

    CCTV evidence revealed that on December 11, 2020, at around 4am, Shiwangi and Ziana left their home address and made a journey to West Moreland Street Hospital in the middle of the night, arriving shortly after 4.20am. The inquest heard that the journey was used to steal the drugs Shiwangi later used to kill herself and her toddler daughter

    CCTV evidence revealed that on December 11, 2020, at around 4am, Shiwangi and Ziana left their home address and made a journey to West Moreland Street Hospital in the middle of the night, arriving shortly after 4.20am. The inquest heard that the journey was used to steal the drugs Shiwangi later used to kill herself and her toddler daughter 

    In a heartbreaking suicide note addressed to her mum, who found the pair , Shiwangi wrote: ‘Dear mum I am sorry I have put you through a lot. I am taking Zia with me because I don’t want to be selfish in leaving her to you. 

    ‘You have done so much for both of us. And all I have done is give you stress.’

    The investigation found no evidence of anyone else being involved in their deaths, police added. 

    Recording the conclusion that Ziana was ‘unlawfully killed’ and that Shiwangi died by suicide, West London’s acting senior coroner Lydia Brown told the court: ‘In 2017, Shiwangi attempted to take her own life using the same method she used three years later.

    ‘At the time, she received support from her employment and was able to continue her work as an operating department practitioner.

    ‘At 4am on December 11, 2020, she entered the hospital where she worked, where she took drugs which were later found at their home.

    ‘A final wrote was written to her mother that morning. All the evidence suggests that she died shortly after that note was written.

    ‘Ziana’s mother set up an intravenous line with equipment she used in her employment in operating theatres, and administered drugs to Ziana with intention of ending her life. Ziana was found dead on the bed beside her mum, after being unlawfully killed.’

    Recording the conclusion that Ziana was 'unlawfully killed' and that Shiwangi died by suicide, West London's acting senior coroner Lydia Brown told the court: 'In 2017, Shiwangi attempted to take her own life using the same method she used three years later'. Pictured: The apartment block where Shiwangi lived with her daughter

    Recording the conclusion that Ziana was ‘unlawfully killed’ and that Shiwangi died by suicide, West London’s acting senior coroner Lydia Brown told the court: ‘In 2017, Shiwangi attempted to take her own life using the same method she used three years later’. Pictured: The apartment block where Shiwangi

    Referring to Shiwangi’s death, Ms Brown said: ‘Shiwangi had taken anaesthetic drugs and equipment from her employer. She wrote a number of notes expressing her apologies to her friends and family.

    ‘I am confident that on the balance of probabilities, that she intended to take her own life. Therefore, I record a conclusion of suicide.’

    Giving her condolences to the family, she said: ‘It is heart-breaking for you to have lost not one, but two, family members, in such difficult circumstances.

    ‘I am sure that these losses have been felt so very widely by all those that knew Shiwangi and Ziana.’

    A spokesperson for University College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust described Shiwangi as a ‘highly valued member of our team’ who will be ‘missed by her colleagues’.

    A friend of Shiwangi told MailOnline the mother was a ‘lovely lady’ who ‘doted on little Zia’, with others saying she had bought bicycles for them both last week.

    ‘She was a good friend of mine and I’m just devastated. I cannot believe she would hurt Zia nor take her own life,’ they added.

    Detective Chief Inspector Jim Shirley, from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said after the hearing: ‘This is a truly tragic case and my thoughts are with Shiwangi and Ziana’s family as they continue to come to terms with what has happened. 

    ‘We will never fully know what led Shiwangi to do what she did. It is clear that mental ill health must have played a significant role.’

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