UK — Subhan Anwar, a man convicted of murdering 2-year-old Sanam Navsarka, was killed in prison after being held hostage by two other inmates at Long Lartin prison – and it couldn’t have happened to a more deserving guy.
Anwar was serving a minimum of 23 years at the prison after being convicted of torturing and murdering his girlfriend’s daughter in 2008. Sanam suffered a horrible, prolonged death at the hands of Subhan Anwar, with police discovering 107 separate injuries to her body. These included both of her thigh bones being fractured, which ultimately caused her death, and untreated fractures to both her arms.
Sanam’s tiny hand prints and bloodstains were found inside cupboards at the couple’s home, as well as a former home of the couple. During Anwar’s sentencing, Judge Peter Thornton QC said: “It is almost unbelievable the pain and anguish she must have suffered, not just once or twice, but repeatedly and persistently over weeks at your cruel and selfish hands.”
There’s not a lot of details regarding Anwar’s death, aside from reports that he was being held hostage by two other inmates before he was killed last Thursday night. ”The body of the man was found by prison officers just before 8pm on Thursday, February 14,” a West Mercia Police spokesman said. ”Two men aged 47 and 45 have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are currently in police custody.”
Anwar was not the only one held responsible for Sanam’s death. The girl’s mother, Zahbeena Navsarka, was sentenced to nine years in jail after she was cleared of murder but found guilty of manslaughter. In 2011, a social worker was suspended for failing to report signs of Sanam’s abuse one week before the girl was murdered.
Judyth Kenworthy was warned that Sanam had a bruise on her head and had been locked in a cupboard but decided not to tell Sanam’s assigned social worker or her own manager. She was found guilty of misconduct and suspended from the social care register for two years.Tags: Child Abuse, Crime, Murder, Sanam Navsarka, Subhan Anwar, UK