Indian-origin boy's death to be independently probed in Scotland
Posted on Jul 26 2014 | IANS
London, July 26 : An independent probe has been ordered into the case of an Indian-origin woman who battered her three-year-old son to death in Scotland, media reported.
The announcement came hours after Rosdeep Adekoya, 35, admitted to assaulting and killing her son, Mikaeel Kular, in their Edinburgh home and hiding his body in a bush behind her sister's house 25 miles away in a forest area in Fife county, the Fife Today reported Friday.
The Fife council in Scotland said that an independent case review will be done into the incident.
The joint chief officers group of Fife and City of Edinburgh has decided to conduct a significant case review following the tragic death of Mikaeel Kular, the council said.
While announcing the move, John Myles, independent chairman of Fife Child Protection Committee said: "It (enquiry) will be led independently and will take place in two phases. The first phase will look at information available from files, records, and policies and procedures that were in place before Mikaeel's death. Work on this phase has already started."
"Phase two will take into account any new information that has come to light during the criminal proceedings and will involve interviews with relevant staff," Myles added.
The investigation would yield results by December this year.
Adekoya also pleaded guilty of lying to the police that her son had gone missing, sparking a massive search by rescuers and emergency teams, before the High Court in Edinburgh Thursday.
Adekoya "lost her temper" when her son was repeatedly sick after a trip to a Nando's restaurant at the city's Fountain Park.
The court heard Adekoya say that Mikaeel died on the night of Jan 14 from injuries inflicted Jan 12.
She smacked him and struck him on the body and head with a clenched fist, the court heard.
She admitted repeatedly punching her son and causing his body to hit against a hard object and inflicting blunt injuries on his head and body.
Adekoya did not take him to a doctor because of the bruising.
She waited until Jan 16, two days after Mikaeel's death, to dial 999 and report her son missing.
She then told officers Mikaeel had got out of bed and climbed on a stool to unlock the front door of his home.
Adekoya will be sentenced Aug 25 at the Edinburgh High Court.