London: Inside an ‘eerie’ apartment where mother left her little daughter to die

Inside a 'bad' apartment covered in feces, where cruel mother left baby daughter to die

Little Nafahat Diini died of a breast infection after being neglected for weeks by 25-year-old Fartun Jamal (Photos: PA)

These shocking images show the ‘unbearable’ apartment covered in human feces, where a cruel mother left her little daughter to die.

Little Nafahat Diini died of a breast infection after being neglected for weeks by 25-year-old Fartun Jamal in their ‘chaotic and dirty’ home in Brent Park in north-west London in early 2019.

Detectives said the 11-month-old illness ‘was very treatable’ if Jamal had bothered to take her to the local GP just 70 meters down the road.

Police and paramedics who were called to the address on March 13 later commented on a strong odor of urine coming from inside.

They found Nafahat lying in a broken cot in a bedroom with human feces smeared on the walls and window – through which the doctor’s operation could be seen.

The cot, which was unsuitable for a child her age, and the linens were all soaked with urine.

Jamal’s mattress was also covered in mousetraps, and her walls were also smeared with excrement.

Several other compartments turned out to be filled with carrier bags full of dirty diapers and plates of rotting food.

Undated handout photo issued by Metropolitan Police of the bedroom used by Fartun Jamal, who has been jailed for five years and six months at Harrow Crown Court on Friday after being found guilty of causing the death of her daughter Nafahat, 11 months , who died of a mastitis after weeks of neglect.  Date of issue: Friday, April 29, 2022. PA Photo.  Jamal was found guilty in one case of causing Nafahat's death by neglect, two cases of child abuse in relation to Nafahat and a third case of child abuse in relation to another child.  See PA story THE COURT Harrow.  Image credit must be: Metropolitan Police / PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This distribution photo may only be used for editorial reporting purposes to simultaneously illustrate events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption.  Reuse of the image may require additional permission from the copyright holder.

The master bedroom used by Fartun Jamal (Photo: PA)

Undated handout photo issued by Metropolitan Police of two feeding bottles, one containing solidified milk and a cigarette butt next to it in the kitchen of Fartun Jamal, who has been jailed for five years and six months at Harrow Crown Court on Friday after being found .  guilty of causing the death of his daughter Nafahat, 11 months, who died of a breast infection after weeks of neglect.  Date of issue: Friday, April 29, 2022. PA Photo.  Jamal was found guilty in one case of causing Nafahat's death by neglect, two cases of child abuse in relation to Nafahat and a third case of child abuse in relation to another child.  See PA story THE COURT Harrow.  Image credit must be: Metropolitan Police / PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This distribution photo may only be used for editorial reporting purposes to simultaneously illustrate events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption.  Reuse of the image may require additional permission from the copyright holder.

Two feeding bottles, one with solidified milk and a cigarette butt next to it in the kitchen (Photo: PA)

Undated handout photo issued by Metropolitan Police of a broken cot used by Nafahat Jamal as Fartun Jamal has been jailed for five years and six months at Harrow Crown Court on Friday after being found guilty of causing the death of her daughter Nafahat, 11 months who died of a breast infection after weeks of neglect.  Date of issue: Friday, April 29, 2022. PA Photo.  Jamal was found guilty in one case of causing Nafahat's death by neglect, two cases of child abuse in relation to Nafahat and a third case of child abuse in relation to another child.  See PA story THE COURT Harrow.  Image credit must be: Metropolitan Police / PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This distribution photo may only be used for editorial reporting purposes to simultaneously illustrate events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption.  Reuse of the image may require additional permission from the copyright holder.

A broken crib used by Nafahat Jamal (Photo: PA)

Undated handout photo issued by Metropolitan Police of a container of old, hardened pasta with a cigarette butt sitting on the windowsill of the home of Fartun Jamal, who has been jailed for five years and six months at Harrow Crown Court on Friday after being found guilty of causing death of his daughter Nafahat, 11 months, who died of a breast infection after weeks of neglect.  Date of issue: Friday, April 29, 2022. PA Photo.  Jamal was found guilty in one case of causing Nafahat's death by neglect, two cases of child abuse in relation to Nafahat and a third case of child abuse in relation to another child.  See PA story THE COURT Harrow.  Image credit must be: Metropolitan Police / PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This distribution photo may only be used for editorial reporting purposes to simultaneously illustrate events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption.  Reuse of the image may require additional permission from the copyright holder.

A container of old, hardened pasta with a cigarette butt sat in the window sill (Image: PA)

The officers could hardly find any food in the apartment and there were no pictures of Nafahat or any toys to be found.

The doctor who declared the young child dead told them it was a case of neglect.

Jamal was charged with one charge of causing Nafahat’s death by neglect, two counts of child abuse in relation to Nafahat and a third charge of child abuse in relation to another child.

A jury found her guilty in all four counts on March 4, after deliberating for nearly nine hours.

The 25-year-old, who was released on bail prior to sentencing, was jailed for five years and six months at Harrow Crown Court on Friday.

Undated distribution photo issued by Metropolitan Police in Fartun Jamal, who has been jailed for five years and six months at Harrow Crown Court on Friday after being found guilty of causing the death of his 11-month-old daughter Nafahat of a breast infection after weeks of care failure.  Date of issue: Friday, April 29, 2022. PA Photo.  Jamal was found guilty in one case of causing Nafahat's death by neglect, two cases of child abuse in relation to Nafahat and a third case of child abuse in relation to another child.  See PA story THE COURT Harrow.  Image credit must be: Metropolitan Police / PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This distribution photo may only be used for editorial reporting purposes to simultaneously illustrate events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption.  Reuse of the image may require additional permission from the copyright holder.

Fartun Jamal was jailed for five years and six months at Harrow Crown Court on Friday (Photo: PA)

The court heard that she conducted a series of internet searches, including “I can no longer handle my child” and “I want to give up my child” while living with the baby in early 2019.

She knew Nafahat was unwell with a ‘very high temperature’ and poor appetite, but she failed to take her to the doctor, jurors were told.

On February 22, social services attended the property after a babysitter raised concerns.

But they warned Jamal prior to their visit, and when they arrived, they found out that the apartment was clean and the situation had improved.

Another visit to the social services, without notice, was scheduled for March 13 – the day of Nafahat’s death.

Detective Chief Inspector Madeline Ryder, the lead investigating officer, said: ‘This is an absolutely tragic case that resulted in the death of an innocent baby.

‘No child should ever have to suffer this way. Baby Nafahat was only 11 months old when she died in harsh conditions, surrounded by walls covered in feces.

‘She died of an illness that was very treatable if Jamal had bothered to seek medical attention.

‘What is even more shocking is that her doctor’s surgery was less than 70 meters away from the place where she died and could be seen from Nafahat’s bedroom window so the help was within easy reach.

‘For the vast majority of parents, caring for, protecting and caring for their children is their top priority.

‘But Jamal was out partying a few days before Nafahat’s death and had clearly put her social life above what her baby’s basic needs have.’

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