A TODDLER who was allegedly murdered by her own mother died of a brain injury, a court heard.

Paediatric pathologist Dawn Penman carried out a post-mortem on 14-month old Inaya Ahmed after she died last April.

She told the High Court in Glasgow that Inaya died of a brain injury “in keeping with the scenario of prolonged cardiac arrest”.

Dr Penman said that she was unable to determine the most likely scenario that lead to the injury, whether it was intentional, accidental or through natural diseases.

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She was giving evidence at the trial of Sadia Ahmed, 28, who denies murdering her 14-month-old daughter Inaya Ahmed at 47 Bernisdale Drive, Drumchapel, Glasgow, on April 17, last year.

Dr Penman said she was given scenarios to consider including choking and suffocation having been told that Inaya choked on a piece of bread.

She said: “What we are saying, that the pathological findings don't allow us to determine which of these scenarios is what's happened, if indeed it was either of these two scenarios.

“There are other possibilities as well.”

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The report also said that in summary, Inaya died of a brain injury “in keeping with the scenario of prolonged cardia arrest”.

She wrote that “ultimately it is not possible” from the pathology findings “to determine whether the most likely scenario is homicidal, accidental or due to natural disease.”

Ahmed denies the charge and the trial continues.