No, no, he’s dead, how did he die? How Seema Banu’s family found out evil killer took own life before facing justice
- 8:00, 11 Jun 2022
SEEMA Banu’s grieving family last night declared they won’t get justice after her evil killer took his own life in jail.
Monster Sameer Syed, due to stand trial for the murder of his wife and two young children at their Dublin home, was found dead in prison.
Syed, 39, was set to go on trial at the Central Criminal Court next Wednesday for the murder of Seema Banu, 37, their 11-year-old daughter Asfira Riza and six-year-old son Faizan Syed.
The mum and kids were found strangled at their house at Llewellyn Court, Rathfarnham, in October 2020. Syed, of Grosvenor Lodge, in Rathmines, was charged with three counts of murder a month later, following a Garda probe.
Now Seema’s relatives have been left reeling after her evil husband cheated justice by taking his own life days before his trial.
The Prison Service confirmed Syed was discovered unresponsive in the Midlands Prison in Co Laois at around 3pm on Thursday.
Speaking to The Irish Sun, Seema’s family in her native India laid bare their shock and anguish.
Cousin Mohamed Sami Khan told last night how the first he learned of Syed’s suicide in jail was from our reporter.
Revealing he had not been informed by the authorities about the death, he said: “No, no. He’s dead, he’s dead now? When was that? His death is confirmed? How did he die?”
The Prison Service, gardai and the independent inspector of prisons will now carry out separate investigations — but sources confirmed the inmate’s death was self-inflicted
Mohamed says it is a blow to the family that Syed would not be held accountable for his horror crimes.
He told us: “Mrs Seema Banu’s husband was put to trial in Ireland. He was supposed to be in the court of law by next week. But unfortunately he has committed suicide.
“I knew about the trial, to put him on the trial, I knew about that. We hoped for justice. But he has committed suicide. We were waiting for the justice for the family of Seema Banu. We totally believed in the courts of Ireland. That definitely the courts would give us justice.
“I’m very shocked. Unfortunately there is no justice. Unfortunately Seema Banu’s husband is no more, he has committed suicide.
NO JUSTICE FOR SEEMA
“He was guilty of killing Seema and the children. I know that. It will be difficult for the whole family of Seema Banu. So that is a full stop of the court case.”
During our interview, Mohamed admitted the distraught family will struggle to come to terms with Syed avoiding his court showdown but praised the gardai for the investigation into the triple murder.
He said: “It is shocking news for me. No he won’t go to the court now. You (Ireland) have done your maximum to get justice for Seema Banu but unfortunately her husband is no more, there ends the trial.”
The bodies of Seema and her two children were found after residents in the estate became concerned when the family had not been seen in several days and alerted gardai.
All three had been strangled and it was suspected ligatures were used in their murders.
Syed was a person of interest in the murder inquiry from the start.
He had led mourners at his wife and children’s funeral shortly before his arrest on November 28, 2020.