The only seven-year-old Khyra Ishaq was starved to death on purpose by her mother Angela Gordon 34 years old, and her stepfather, Junaid Abuhamza, 30 years old. Yesterday her affair was discussed in Birmingham Crown Court.
Timothy Raggatt, QC for the prosecution, confirmed that Khyra lead a content life at the time when her mother and biological father were still together. All of this changed when her mother met Khyra’s stepfather, Junaid Abuhamza.
Khyra lived with 5 other kids in one house. The only food they received was dry fruit, dry bread and porridge. Ms. Gordon and Mr. Abuhamza treated their children in horrific ways, for instance if they stole food they had to stand out in the cold and they were beaten with a baton.
Ms. Gordon is pleading not guilty, but Mr. Abuhamza does plea guilty but says he did not murder Khyra. The courts decision is expected soon.
I do not understand why Ms. Gordon had Khyra in the first place. The same thing goes for Mr. Abuhamza; they are clearly not fit to be parents and why he ever had children is a mystery to me. Starving this poor girl to death means they should be sentenced for live in prison. I am actually in favour of the death penalty (which is carried out in the United States of America), but for the United Kingdom this does not apply.
And I also do not understand why the neighbours did not do anything. Apparently one of the neighbours heard Khyra screaming in the middle of the night ’let me out, let me out’. She also saw this girl outside last year when she wearing almost nothing and looking skinny. This neighbour should have called Child Services and the Police. I am pretty sure that Khyra would have survived then.