Topless pictures killing: Upton Park woman jailed

17:00 06 June 2012

A mother who joined in a fatal attack on her 13-year-old daughter’s boyfriend after he posted topless pictures of the girl on the internet will serve less than three years in jail.

Gedu Bibi, 47, lured 21 year-old hospital worker Sumon Miah to her home after being shown the photos of Shuhina Khanam.

Once there he was hit over the with a chair leg and he fell into a coma from which he never recovered. Mr Miah died nine days later from brain damage on October 17, 2006.

The attacker who inflicted the fatal blow has never been found - though Bibi’s defence team have pointed the finger at her husband Angur Miah, who fled to Bangladesh two weeks before her trial began.

Bibi got her teenage daughter to tell police she had hit the victim in self defence after he turned up with a knife. Her 12 year-old son Fhalak also backed up the story.

Detectives shut down their investigation in 2008 but fresh information emerged two years later which led to Bibi and her former lover, 48-year-old cafe owner Lilu Miah, being charged with murder.

After a trial at the Old Bailey, jurors cleared Bibi of murder but convicted her of manslaughter and perverting the course of justice.

Judge Gerald Gordon gave her a seven-year jail term - but she will be released on licence in less than three years, having already spent 324 days behind bars on remand.

Judge Gordon told her: “Whoever struck that fatal blow, it wasn’t you.”

“However, on the jury’s verdict you were involved and you were thereafter involved, probably with one or more other adults,

Lilu Miah, 48, was cleared of both murder and manslaughter after claiming he was at the barbers at the time of the killing.

He was convicted of perverting the course of justice for telling police he had been at his cafe in South Woodford, at the time of the killing.

But Judge Gordon said he was powerless to impose an additional jail term on Miah, who was sent to prison for a minimum of ten years in March 2010 for holding his girlfriend hostage above his cafe and repeatedly raping her.

Bibi, of Priory Road, and Lilu Miah, of no fixed address, both denied murder.

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
2 3 4 5 6

Latest Crime news

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Roadside tributes to cyclists are not a rare sight in the capital (Photo: Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

A lorry driver has been summonsed to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court accused of causing death by careless driving.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
CCTV footage of the raid at Windsor Bishop jewellers in Norwich carried out by Islington smash and grab raiders Alfredo Rojasvagras, Bradley McMillan,  Mark Moloney and Dillon Zambon with two other associates. Picture: PRESS ASSOCIATION

Islington’s smash and grab shame was thrown back into the spotlight this week, after three men – and one boy – from the borough were jailed for a combined 20 years for a jewellery shop robbery.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
A man punched a teenager in the face and verbally abused him on a Metropolitan Line train (Picture: PA Images)

A 19-year-old was punched in the face by a man - who was also verbally abusing him - on a Metropolitan Line tube train as it pulled in to Harrow on the Hill station, according to British Transport Police (BTP).

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Dragos Moisica, 27, a Romanian national of High Street, Edgware, raped a girl on her 12th birthday at a hotel in Kenton (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

This man raped a vulnerable girl on her twelfth birthday. He groomed his child victim - he gave her presents, professed his love and finally lured her to a north London hotel for sex.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Winston Churchill statue in Woodford Green was vandalised with paint splashed over it

Vandals have poured orange and pink paint over Winston Churchill’s statue in Woodford Green.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Anyone with information about this man is asked to contact police on 101 quoting image 191154 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

Police have released a video of a chilling knifepoint robbery in Clerkenwell Close in hopes of identifying a man they want to speak to.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Line-Up Events


You'll be stocked up on toiletries  for a while!

Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more.

Read more
You could be splashing the cash at Topshop!

Just imagine what you could do with £1,000 to spend at Topshop.

Read more

Latest Tech News