A mother who gave birth to a baby girl in ‘secret’ following an affair, let her newborn die before burying its body in the ground.
Fatima Ali, from Bury, Greater Manchester, feared she would bring shame upon her devout Muslim family for having the child out of wedlock. And after giving birth to the infant, alone her bedroom, she cut the umbilical chord and abandoned her child, that died just two hours later.
The court also heard how Fatima’s entire family had since been ostracised by community members, not only for what she has done, but also because of the relationship she had out of wedlock.
I feel sorry for both of them.