Kirklees: Murdered toddler Sanam Navsarka never on register

Sanam Navsarka, the two-year-old whose mother was convicted of her manslaughter yesterday, was never on the child protection register, Kirklees Council said today.

The council also said that Sanam’s mother, Zahbeena Navsarka, 21, had not been subject to child protection or care measures earlier in her life.

It added that Navsarka’s partner, Subhan Anwar, also 21, who was convicted of Sanam’s murder, was not previously known to any public agencies.

Kirklees Council said a serious case review – chaired by an independent child social care professional – had been initiated and agencies were now awaiting its conclusions.

Its statement added: “We have been shocked and deeply saddened by the death of Sanam Navsarka, whose fatal injuries, as the evidence presented in court highlighted, occurred during the very final weeks and days of her life.”

Navsarka was jailed for nine years and Anwar was told he must serve a minimum of 23 years in prison at Bradford Crown Court yesterday.

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