A WOMAN is on trial accused of murdering her 14-month-old daughter by placing a cushion over her face and shaking her,

Sadia Ahmed, 26, is alleged to have assaulted Inaya Ahmed on April 17, 2016 at the family home in Bernisdale Drive, Drumchapel. The toddler died three days later in the Royal Hospital for Children.

She is also accused of seizing hold of the toddler's tongue and force feeding her bottles and syringes of milk and, on some occasions when she was asleep, striking her on the head and body and placing a cushion over her face, shouting at her, throwing her into a cot and uttering threats on various occasions between February 12, 2015 and April 16, last year

Ahmed is also charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice on various occasions between April 17, last year and February 1, 2017, by threatening to kill 18-year-old Suha Ahmed, presenting a knife at her and demanding she say that Inaya had choked.

Ahmed's QC Ian Duguid entered not guilty pleas to all charges on her behalf at the High Court today.

Her brother-in-law told the jury he woke to the sounds of loud screaming.

Wacas Ahmed, 22, an accountancy graduate, told the court that he ran downstairs around 10am and saw his 14-year-old month old niece Inaya Ahmed lying on the bed in his mother's room.

He told prosecutor Paul Kearney: “She looked basically dead.”

The jury was told that his mother Noor Ahmed and his sister Shagufta Yasmin were standing beside the door to the room and Ahmed was standing beside the kitchen.

Mr Kearney asked: “Was anyone tending to Inaya,” and Mr Ahmed replied: “No. She was lying on her back and she was blue in the face. I immediately phoned 999.”