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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

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