Man who killed mother sent to secure unit - Luton

02/11/2012

A paranoid schizophrenic who battered his own mother to death in her living room was today, Friday, 02 November 2012, sent to a secure mental health unit.

Abdur Choudhury, now 34, punched and kicked his mother Ramatunnessa Choudhury shouting: "How much more? How much more?"

He rained punches and kicks on the 70-year-old in front of small children at her home in Bishopscote Road, Luton on Friday 26 June 2010,  Luton Crown Court was told.

Beverly Cripps for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said at one point Choudhury lifted up his mother's head as she lay on the floor and hit her with a clenched fist. "He continued to hit her in the face and the force of the blows caused her false teeth to fall out," she said.

The children's mother tried to phone for help, but Choudhury stopped her. He did allow her to take the children upstairs from where she was able to call for an ambulance.

Mrs Choudhury was taken to the Luton and Dunstable hospital where she died the following Monday, at 2pm, having suffered three cardiac arrests. She had injuries to her temple, forehead, had suffered broken ribs, injuries to her kidneys, broken bones and had acute blood loss.

Ms Cripps said the cause of death was multiple organ failure as a result of trauma.

Choudhury, previously of Napier Road, Luton pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. His case had been delayed until psychiatrics were able to say he was able to appear in court and make a plea.

He had previous convictions in 2009 when he had attacked his mother with a knife and had assaulted a doctor who was treating him.

The court was told he was the youngest of Mrs Choudhury's seven children.

Defence barrister Andrew Jefferies QC, defending, said: "The family have not just lost a mother; they have lost a son."

Judge Richard Foster passed a Hospital Order under the Mental Health Act with a Restriction Order, which means Mr Choudhury will be detained at Brockfield House Medium Secure Unit in Wickford, Essex indefinitely.

The judge: "This is a tragic case for everyone, particularly the defendant's family. I hope the end of proceedings can bring some solace to them."

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