A 34-year-old man named Nisar Ali has been jailed for 14 years after beating a 2-year-old girl, leaving her permanently disabled and brain damaged.
The father of two, from Cheetham Hill in Manchester, beat and shook the youngster in a “fit of inhumane rage”, leaving her with 30 injuries including a fractured skull and brain bleed. Judge, Tina Landale, said the injuries were tantamount to being in a car crash at 70 mph or falling from a second-floor window.
The attack took place on 11th January after the child’s mother had asked Ali to babysit. Ali had taken the child to the park, and had only been babysitting for 10 minutes before the attack took place. Realising that the young girl had been seriously injured, he took her back to her mother’s house, where he denied that anything was wrong with the child and displayed no concern for the child’s health in the aftermath.
Minshull Street Crown Court Judge, Tina Landale, said:
“This is a grave crime, the evidence which the jury heard provided a chilling insight into your character and sense of morality and humanity. Before this incident the child you injured was a very bright, delightful, happy child with all of her future ahead of her. It must have been a ferocious assault on a defenceless two-year-old child. You have a short temper, you don’t tolerate independence of mind, you have strict ideas about how children should be brought up.”
The child’s mother rushed the child to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital where, despite having an operation to remove part of her skull to relieve pressure from her brain, it was revealed that the injuries would be permanent.
Judge Landale added:
“Your defence was that you had not caused any injury and had no knowledge how she came to be so gravely ill – but the evidence in the trial showed you to be a manipulative man. It may never be known what you did to her but something happened at the park when you took her there. You were away from the mother for a period of 10 minutes. The child suffered 30 deliberate injuries, three were life threatening head injuries, a fractured skull, the force required would be consistent with a fall from a second story building.
She was also shaken so badly her injuries were equivalent to a car accident at 70 mph. She became immediately unwell, in an act of cold calculation and self preservation you chose not to tell her mother, you drove her back and left her there. When the mother became aware that she was making groaning noises you pretended not to know why. You displayed no concern for the child in the aftermath.”
The girl’s mother, 35, who is by no means innocent in this case, was previously acquitted of causing or allowing serious harm to a child at a previous court hearing.