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Shammi Akter Biography
Shammi Akter, 38, was arrested at her home in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, after her four-year-old son was found alone on September 6, 2019, saying she did not know where his mother had gone.
Akter, who represented the Woughton and Fishermead neighborhood, claimed upon arriving at the property that she had only gone out for 15 minutes to visit a sick friend and had left the child in the care of her father.
However, Aylesbury Crown Court heard that officers were called to the home by Akter’s former partner, who reported that her son had been locked up on the property at her expense.
Her mother admitted to a charge of neglect / assault / mistreatment / abandonment of a child for causing unnecessary suffering or injury in Milton Keynes Magistrates Court last November.
She has now been sentenced to eight months in jail, suspended 18 months and ordered to wear an electronic tag for six months.
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Shammi Akter was 3 year old.
Akter, who represented the Woughton and Fishermead ward
The police decided that they would access the property. Upon entering, the police observed that it was like a sauna, a storage heater had been left on at a high temperature.
They also observed that there was a very strong urine smell inside the property.
‘They observed that the house was untidy and there were stains on the walls and carpets and in several rooms. They observed what they considered to be a stain of excrement on the carpet.
The boy later told police that her mother was working, but when Akter arrived at the property, she claimed that she had only left her son alone for 15 minutes to visit a sick friend. It is unclear where Akter worked.
However, traffic cameras later showed Atker had left the area four hours earlier.
There was also no evidence that his ex-partner, who cannot be identified, has been left in charge of his son.
The father said: “I began to suspect that my son would be left to take care of himself while Ms. Akter slept upstairs after her night shift. She said that she was fine to be left alone while she slept.
When our son came to live with me for the first time after the incident, his behavior was not very good. He argued, used bad words and was rude sometimes for no reason.
“He seemed older than he was, he lived the life of an adult.”
The father added that his son seemed underdeveloped in some areas, as he still wore diapers and was unable to use silverware for feeding.
“I’m really sorry for my son and I don’t know what else Ms. Akter is capable of,” he said. “I have no idea where his moral limits lie.”
Elise Jeremiah, in defense, told the court that the father is currently locked up in an ongoing family process with Akter over her son.
The lawyer said: “This story is two-sided and at no time has a Family Court judge seen fit to remove this child from his [his mother’s] primary caregiver, who has been his primary caregiver since the birth of him.
“She had previously arranged childcare and in this case it didn’t work out and she made the disastrous decision to leave her son alone.
“ She went straight to work, left for as long as she could before her shift started, and came back immediately after he finished his shift. She is not someone who went out to town and left her child with someone else.
“ She was, at the time, emotionally and financially in dire straits and she made the decision that she made, which she will regret for the rest of her life.
“This was a momentary and brief period of judgment.”
Akter had been suspended from the MK Labor Party, but was still an active councilor to this day.
Judge Catherine Tulk, in sentencing, described Akter’s actions as “despicable conduct.”
She said: ‘Not only did you not go to your son’s father for help on September 6, but then you sought to blame him for what happened. That is really despicable behavior.
‘One of the most heartbreaking things I read in connection with this case is that at one point when the police arrived, his son is locked inside the house without being able to leave, his father is in a panic outside without being able to enter and is holding his hand of your child through the mailbox to try to reassure him.
The only reason I’m not sending you straight to jail today is your son.
“That child has suffered a lot in the last two years and I am not going to do anything today that he is going to increase his suffering.”
Judge Tulk sentenced Akter to eight months in prison, suspended for 18 months, and ordered him to do 150 hours of unpaid work.
He must also wear an electronic tag between 7:00 p.m. M. And 6:00 a. M. For six months.
Pete Marland, Labor leader of the Milton Keynes Council, said: ‘Shammi Akter is no longer a member of the Labor Group.
“It would be correct, given the seriousness of the matter, for her to resign her position on the MK Council.”