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Parents kill their 13-week-old son by breaking his ribs and head

By Mason White 2:25 PM March 31, 2017
Mohammed Miah and Rebeka Nazmin
Mohammed Miah and Rebeka Nazmin
By: Tanya Clark

Two evil parents beat their newborn baby boy until he died of his injuries, according to police in the United Kingdom.

13-week-old Rifat Mohammed of London, had suffered multiple injuries during his short life.

As a result, his father Mohammed Miah, 37, was found guilty of murder at the Old Bailey.

The baby’s mother, Rebeka Nazmin, 32, was found not guilty of murder at the Old Bailey, but guilty of allowing the death of a child.

The two were also found guilty of allowing injury to a child. The court heard how the London Ambulance Service received a call to the family home in St. Leonard’s Road, Poplar.

Nazmin called 999, stating that her baby was unresponsive and not breathing. She gave an explanation that the baby had vomited the day before and had been acting poorly since.

When paramedics arrived, she directed them towards a bedroom, where they found Rifat apparently lifeless on the floor.

Paramedics gave immediate first aid and the baby was rushed to the hospital. The paramedics and other medical staff, reported that they saw signs of burns and bruising on Rifat’s body.

Suspicious of the injuries, the medical staff alerted police.

That same day, Nazmin was arrested at the hospital, where she had gone with baby Rifat, and officers went to the family home and arrested Miah.

Both parents were arrested on suspicion of inflicting grievous bodily harm (GBH).

Both were taken to a police station and subsequently charged with committing GBH with intent and three counts of child cruelty.

They were kept in custody to appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court. The next day, Wednesday, Rifat died. A postmortem examination found Rifat had suffered a head injury, which had starved his brain of oxygen.

It also showed he had 38 separate rib fractures – some still in the process of healing – bruising to his head, shoulder, back and burns to his left leg.

He also had injuries to his limbs, eyes and neck. The pathologist described the injuries as similar to those usually seen in a car crash or a fall from a great height.

The investigation was taken over by officers from the Homicide and Major Crime Command and both parents were subsequently charged with their child’s murder and allowing the death of a child.

When interviewed, Miah placed the blame elsewhere and said the burn to the baby’s leg may have come from a radiator.

Police believe that the baby had been whipped with a mobile phone charger cord and burned on a radiator. Nazmin blamed her husband, saying he was rough with Rifat.

She could not account for the multiple injuries the baby had suffered.