UK: Indian-origin mother arrested for son’s death

  • Prasun Sonwalkar, Hindustan Times, London
  • Updated: Jan 19, 2014 16:27 IST

Rosdeep Kular, the 33-year-old Indian-origin mother of Mikaeel Kular whose body was found in Fife, Scotland, on Friday evening, has been arrested and charged with the death of 3-year-old Mikaeel.

The body was discovered after one of the largest day-night searches conducted by the police and large number of people in Scotland. Mikaeel was reported to be be missing from Edinburgh on Thursday last.

Rosdeep is to appear at the Edinburgh sheriff court on Monday. Reported to be a beauty therapist, Rosdeep is the daughter of Gurbux, an immigrant from India, who died aged 43 when she was in her teens, and Harjinder, 60.

Mikaeel's body was discovered behind a property in Kirkcaldy, Fife, and taken away by ambulance. A house in the road was searched, along with an area of woodland to the rear and side of the property.

Rosdeep was previously said to be in a relationship with a Nigerian student, with whom she had three children. Mikaeel and Ashika were twins born to Rosdeep and a man of Pakistani origin, reports from Scotland said.

Assistant chief constable of police Scotland Malcolm Graham said: "Following formal identification, I can now confirm that a 33-year-woman who was detained late on Friday evening has been arrested and charged in connection with the death of Mikaeel”.

Hundreds of people attended a memorial service for him on Saturday evening.

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