Newborn dies as parents appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court for GBH and child cruelty

Thames Magistrates Courtin Bow Road

Thames Magistrates Courtin Bow Road - Credit: Archant

A three-month-old baby boy died on the same day his parents were in court in London’s East End accused of assaulting him.

They appeared at Thames Magistrates Court both charged with GBH with intent and child cruelty.

Police were called in by doctors after Rifat Mohammed was admitted to hospital in east London on Monday with critical injuries.

He was later rushed to another hospital in central London, where he died at 4.45pm on Tuesday.

Officers had already arrested Mohammed Miah and Rebeka Nazmin at their home at St Leonard’s Road, in Poplar, and charged them both with causing grievous bodily harm with intent and two counts each of child cruelty.

Miah, 36, and Nazmin, 31, were in custody before Thames magistrates on Tuesday when news came through that their baby had died. They were remanded to appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court on August 2.

Now detectives from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command are in discussion with the Crown Prosecution Service about bringing further charges, police confirmed today, following Rifat’s death.