I haven’t been able to find a source for this in English so you’ll have to bear with my translation of the article in Dutch. As I always say, anyone curious about the original source can parse it through Google Translate. The resulting grammar tends to be a bit mangled but the text is well readable.
The father apparently committed suicide to prevent his children from being deported as now they have no adult relative to take care of them and the Dutch State would need to step up and fulfill that obligation. His 14-year-old son now believes that the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) killed his father.
The son and 12-year-old daughter have been placed in a foster home. The mother, according to sources, was killed in the war in Burundi where there are still tensions between Hutus and Tutsis.
The father had been depressed for some time because of his pending deportation. He would tell friends that his life really would be destroyed if he had to return to Burundi.
It is not yet clear whether the children can stay in the Netherlands. Their father’s funeral will take place on Thursday in Utrecht.
I don’t have much to add to the above because rage tends to get the best of me in these cases.