Notice that Mum was initially charged with failure to protect, but that the charges were dropped. This is one of those charges leveled almost exclusively at women. Somehow, mothers are supposed to be superheroes who can stop a violent man at will, even a man who is much stronger and bigger than they. On the other hand, fathers are not expected to do anything. They pretend they literally didn't notice that Mum or somebody else was torturing the kid and get away with it. The dimwit daddy excuse--seems to work every time.
Dad is identified as SHAKEEL HUSSAIN.
Murder charge father pleads not guilty
9:01am Thursday 1st November 2012 in News
A FATHER has denied murdering his six-week old son.
Shakeel Hussain, aged 25, of Balcary Grove, Heaton, pleaded not guilty to killing Mohammed Ismail on January 5 when he appeared at Manchester Crown Court yesterday.
He also denies a charge of causing or allowing the death of a child.
In a separate court appearance, the child’s mother, Rabeel Malik, aged 22, had a charge of causing or allowing the death of a child dropped and walked free from court after Judge Andrew Gilbart said there was insufficient evidence.
Hussain’s trial is due to start on January 7 and could last for up to three weeks.