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Abdur Choudhury sent to mental health unit over mother's death

A paranoid schizophrenic who beat his mother to death in her living room has been sent to a mental health unit.

Abdur Choudhury, 34, punched and kicked his mother Ramatunnessa Choudhury, 70, at her home in Bishopscote Road, Luton, in June 2010. She died in hospital.

Choudhury, of Napier Road, Luton, pleaded guilty to manslaughter at Luton Crown Court on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

The judge ruled he should be detained at a mental health unit indefinitely.

'Tragic case'

The court heard Choudhury repeatedly hit the 70-year-old in front of small children at her home.

Mrs Choudhury was taken to the Luton and Dunstable Hospital where she died two days later of multiple organ failure.

Choudhury had previous convictions from 2009 when he attacked his mother with a knife and assaulted a doctor who was treating him, the court heard.

Defence barrister Andrew Jefferies QC, said: "The family have not just lost a mother. They have lost a son."

Judge Richard Foster passed a Hospital Order under the Mental Health Act with a Restriction Order, meaning Mr Choudhury will be detained indefinitely at Brockfield House Medium Secure Unit in Wickford, Essex.

He said: "This is a tragic case for everyone, particularly the defendant's family. I hope the end of proceedings can bring some solace to them."

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