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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."

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