Brit mum kills 3-year-old daughter, dissolves body in acid

October 27th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Oct 27 (ANI): A schizophrenic Brit mother killed her 3-year-old girl by stabbing the child to death and then tried dissolving the body in acid.

Alia Ahmed Jama’s body was discovered by police in a badly decomposed state on a bedroom floor at her home.

The day before, social workers had visited the home but left after deciding that Alia seemed healthy and ‘happy enough’, and told her 25-year-old mother, Iman Omar Yousef, that they would be checking on Alia’s medical records.

Prosecutor James Burbidge said that the officers saw the highly offensive sight of the child’s decomposed body in a room with the smell of acid.

Yousef had covered her daughter’s torso with bin liners.

Burbidge said Yousef had allegedly poured a substance believed to be sulphuric acid over her daughter’s torso, which had ‘penetrated deeply’.

“As a result, it is difficult for the experts to be specific about the cause of death. She hadn’t drunk any (corrosive) fluid. It is likely she was deeply unconscious or dead when it was applied to her body,” the Daily Mail quoted him as saying.

James Lucas, a forensic psychologist, told the court that Alia had suffered ‘dozens of penetrating injuries of various shapes and sizes’ to the chest.

Yousef, who was mentally unwell, has been charged with murder but was ruled unfit to plead to the charge due to evidence from three psychiatrists who all agreed she was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia with visual hallucinations. (ANI)

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