Shayma Ali killed her daughter as sacrifice
A woman “sacrificed” her daughter to Allah to “exorcise evil spirits”, the Old Bailey has heard.
Shayma Ali, 36, who was suffering from psychosis, stabbed the four-year-old up to 40 times and took out her liver.
The girl’s body was found at her east London flat on the Chatsworth Estate, Clapton, east London, in December.
Ali pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. She was sent to a mental hospital indefinitely.
When police arrived at their east London home, the woman was chanting: “I seek refuge in God from the curse of Satan”.
The Old Bailey heard Ali had sunk “suddenly and deeply into mental illness” and was convinced the spirits or jinn had entered the bodies of members of her family.