Bleach Death: Mother Jailed For Seven Years

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Bleach Death: Mother Jailed For Seven Years

Post by Guest on Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:05 pm

A woman who killed her autistic son by making him drink bleach has been jailed for seven years for manslaughter.

Singh, of Lambourne Road in Barking, was sentenced to seven years in prison. The Old Bailey heard how Satpal Kaur Singh, 45, had struggled to cope looking after 12-year-old Ajit and feared he would be taken away.

Her "obvious" mental health problems were recognised yet she was "allowed to resist help", the court was told. David Hislop QC, defending, said: "Neighbours knew, school teachers knew, social services knew, but the tragedy for Ajit was that nothing was done."

Singh made her son drink a cup of Domestos in February last year, just hours after she refused to co-operate with council staff at a meeting over his care. She also drank some herself and in a suicide note said she had done it after being "scrutinised and hounded by social services".
Singh, of Lambourne Road, Barking, east London, was jailed for seven years after pleading guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility at an earlier hearing.

Judge Peter Beaumont, the Recorder of London, told her: "I recognise how difficult Ajit was to care for. Your deteriorating mental health robbed you of proper insight into what was going wrong and erected real obstacles between you and people and the agencies that were trying so hard to help you."

Barking and Dagenham Council said a serious case review was expected to be completed in the next few weeks.

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/Bleach-Death-Mother-Satpal-Kaur-Singh-Jailed-For-Seven-Years-For-Death-Of-12-Year-Old-Son-Ajit/Article/201104115964163?lpos=UK_News_First_UK_News_Article_Teaser_Region_2&lid=ARTICLE_15964163_Bleach_Death%3A_Mother_Satpal_Kaur_Singh_Jailed_For_Seven_Years_For_Death_Of_12-Year-Old_Son_Ajit


A serious case review! I should think so too Sad

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Re: Bleach Death: Mother Jailed For Seven Years

Post by Guest on Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:05 pm

Blasted social services, and the rest of them that did nothing! So many 'slip through the net' it must have enormous holes in it!

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