Mother and lover on trial over toddler's drowning in bucket during online chat

Mother and lover on trial over toddler's drowning in bucket during online chat
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Prosecutors have urged long prison sentences for a mother and her lover who stand accused of drowning a toddler in a bucket.

Norwegian Yasmin Chaudhry, 28, is on trial for drowning her 21-month-old daughter during a webcam chat with her London-based lover, Ammaz Omer Qureshi.

The prosecution say Qureshi should receive the longer sentence because he had been the main architect – allegedly giving Chaudhry instructions on what to do during their online chat.

It is alleged the girl had her head dipped in a bucket of water twice because she had interrupted the pair’s conversation.

Chaudhry, based in Oslo at the time, called for an ambulance but the girl died in hospital the following day.

Chaudhry has denied a charge of murder, but admitted mistreating the girl. Qureshi meanwhile has denied both charges.

The trial at Oslo District Court, pictured, heard allegations the girl had suffered abuse in the last six months of her life including being: forced to swallow a spoonful of chili powder; gagged with tape; showered in cold water; slapped in the face; and forced to sleep on the floor.

Prosecutors have asked for an 18-year prison sentence for Qureshi, and 16 for Chaudhry.

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