A mother murdered her seven-year old son and set his body on fire when he struggled to learn the Koran off by heart, a court heard today.
3:43PM GMT 01 Nov 2012
Sara Ege, 32, used a stick to beat her son Yaseen “like a dog” if he couldn’t recite passages from the religious text, it is alleged.
A court has heard the beatings were so brutal that Yaseen died from his injuries, and his mother tried to burn the body to destroy the evidence.
Yaseen was originally thought to have died in a tragic accident in the house fire.
But a post mortem examination showed Ege had been beating and abusing her son in the months leading up to his murder, the court was told.