• STV
  • MySTV

Mother accused of murdering her 14-month-old daughter

Sadia Ahmed is alleged to have shook the child and placed a cushion over her face.

Murder: The trial at the High Court in Glasgow is expected to last up to three weeks.
Murder: The trial at the High Court in Glasgow is expected to last up to three weeks.

A woman has gone on trial accused of murdering her 14-month-old daughter by placing a cushion over her face and shaking her.

Sadia Ahmed, 26, is alleged to have assaulted Inaya Ahmed on April 17 last year at the family home on Bernisdale Drive in Drumchapel, Glasgow.

The toddler died three days later in the Royal Hospital for Children in the city.

The High Court in Glasgow heard Ahmed is also accused of seizing hold of Inaya's tongue and force-feeding her bottles and syringes of milk.

The charge also states that on some occasions when the toddler was was asleep, Ahmed struck her on the head and body, placed a cushion over her face, shouted at her, threw her into a cot and uttered threats.

The alleged offences occurred between February 12, 2015, and April 16 last year

Ahmed is also charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice on various occasions between April 17 last year and February 1 this year by threatening to kill 18-year-old Suha Ahmed, presenting a knife at her and demanding she say Inaya had choked.

Ahmed's QC Ian Duguid entered not guilty pleas to all charges on her behalf.

Judge Lord Matthews told the jury: "This trial will last between two to three weeks."

Download: The STV News app is Scotland's favourite and is available for iPhone from the App store and for Android from Google Play. Download it today and continue to enjoy STV News wherever you are.

One account. All of STV.

This field is required. That doesn't look like a valid e-mail format, please check. That e-mail's already in our system. Please try again.
ShowHide
Forgot password?
This field is required. At least 6 characters please. Did you enter your details correctly?
If you've forgotten your details then use the 'Forgot password?' link.
Need to reset your password?

We'll send a link to reset your password to

We've sent you details on how to reset your password

Please check your email and follow the instructions.

Forgotten your email address?

Have you forgotten the email address that you previously joined with? Don't worry, by emailing enquiries@stv.tv we can help.

One account. All of STV.

This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
At least 6 characters please
ShowHide
This field is required. At least 6 characters please.
You have to be 16 or over to join
This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid date
Type your full postcode and select your address This field is required. It doesn't look like you've entered a valid postcode. Can't find your address? Confirm the details you've given us are correct by clicking here

By continuing you agree to our Terms of Use, including our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. Any issues contact us.

Upload Profile Picture

Please make sure your image is under 2mb in size and a valid JPG, PNG or GIF.

Are you sure?

Unfortunately, you'll be unable to access our premium content. We’ll be sorry to see you go, but if you change your mind you can rejoin us at any time.

Please verify your STV account

Please verify your STV account using the email we sent you. If you have lost the email, we can send you another one, just click the button below.

Thanks

We've sent you a new verification email.
Please check your email and follow the instructions to verify your account.

Welcome to STV
Thanks for joining us.

Oops!

Sorry, you must be at least 12 years old to place a vote for your Real Hero.

Please review our Voting Terms of Use for more information.

Oops!

Sorry! It seems that you are using a browser that is incompatible with our voting service.

To register your vote please copy the below URL in to your regular mobile browser. We recommend Google Chrome, or Safari.

http://shows.stv.tv/real-heroes/voting

Oops!

Sorry, you seem to have already voted in this category.

Thanks for voting

Now share your vote with friends on your social network

Share on twitter Share on facebook

Cast your vote

Please register or sign in to continue.

Cast your vote

This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid date

Cast your vote

Please fill out this form to cast your vote. As you are under 16 years old you will not create an STV account. Why do we need these details?

This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. That doesn't look like a valid e-mail format, please check.
Location This field is required.
Parental Consent This field is required.

That's you. All that's left is to click the 'Submit Vote' button below. By doing so, you confirm that you and your parent or guardian have read and accept our Voting Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Cookie policy, and that the details you have entered are correct. We'll look after them as carefully as if they were our own.