Woman charged with murder after couple, baby killed in house fire

A woman has been charged with murder and arson following a horrific house fire, which claimed the life of a young couple and their newborn baby.

The bodies of Abbey Forest, 19, Inda Sohal, 28, and their three-week old baby daughter were found inside their Point Cook townhouse in Melbourne on Thursday morning after a fire ripped through the property.

Following investigations into the fatal blaze, Arson and Explosives Squad detectives arrested a 46-year-old woman and charged her with three counts each of murder and arson causing death.


She appeared in Melbourne Magistrates Court overnight, where she did not apply for bail.

The motive for the blaze is not yet known, however police believe the woman had been visiting a man who was staying in the downstairs area of the townhouse.

“Police are not looking for anyone else in relation to the matter,” Victoria police said in a statement.

The woman is due back in court next March.