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Sadia Ahmed denies murdering 14-month-old daughter

Inayah Ahmed - picture from gofundme page
Image caption Inayah Ahmed died in April last year

A woman is due to stand trial later this year for allegedly murdering her 14-month-old daughter.

Sadia Ahmed, 26, is accused of killing Inayah Ahmed on 17 April 2016 at the family home in Drumchapel, Glasgow.

She is accused of restricting the toddler's breathing and murdering her.

Defence counsel Ian Duguid QC entered not guilty pleas on behalf of Ms Ahmed when she appeared for a pre-trial hearing at the High Court in Glasgow.

A trial was fixed for October.

Ms Ahmed also faces a charge of assaulting Inayah "on various occasions" between 12 February 2015 and 16 April 2016.

Prosecutors allege Ms Ahmed did "seize hold of her tongue and force feed bottles and syringes containing milk into her mouth thereby causing her to swallow milk".

She is accused of striking the toddler on the head and body, shouting at her and throwing her into a cot.

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