Radio Sandwell News

Mother and lesbian lover jailed for Ayesha Ali killing

2015-03-06 12:57:09

Ayesha AliAyesha Ali was found dead in her bedroom in August 2013 with more than 50 injuries

A mother and her lover have been jailed for killing her eight-year-old daughter in east London.

Ayesha Ali was found dead in her bedroom with more than 50 injuries including bite-marks, in August 2013.

At the Old Bailey, the girl's mother, Polly Chowdhury, 35, was sentenced to 13 years in prison for manslaughter.

Jailing her lover and co-defendant, Kiki Muddar, 43, for 18-years for the same crime, the judge described her as a "manipulative, wicked woman".

Polly Chowdhury and Kiki MuddarPolly Chowdhury (left) and Kiki Muddar were convicted of manslaughter by a 10-2 majority

During the trial, the court heard Muddar made Chowdhury believe her daughter was "evil" by creating a fantasy world full of characters who told her Ayesha needed to be punished.

Judge Christopher Moss QC told the court Ayesha's mother had "disgracefully failed" in her role, to keep her daughter safe.

Source: bbc.co.uk

Share this story

Related Stories

News around the web

Astronaut completes essential ISS repairs despite worn-out tether & faulty jetpack

‘Drugged & tortured:’ Mental health center employees arrested over extreme child abuse

‘Sickening’: Rights groups slam WHO for appointing Zimbabwe’s Mugabe a goodwill ambassador

Abortion clinic accused of paying staff bonuses for persuading women to terminate pregnancies

Henry Hicks: Four police officers cleared of gross misconduct over moped death crash teenager

Iraqi forces clash with Kurds moving closer to regional capital Erbil (VIDEO)

Clive Lewis: Justine Greening urges Jeremy Corbyn to condemn Labour MP's 'get on your knees' comments

Three-quarters of the UK public say Brexit is going badly, new poll reveals

9.7mn-yo ape teeth puzzle scientists, challenge timeline of human species

Modern day slavery? Haribo ingredients sourced by workers under ‘inhumane’ conditions – documentary

Image Slider