Shukri Abdi: Drowned girl’s mom accuses military of racism

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Shukri Abdi died on 27 June

The mom of a 12-year-old lady who drowned has claimed institutional injustice within a military means a family might never know how she died.

Shukri Abdi drowned in a River Irwell in Bury, in Greater Manchester, on 27 June.

The family explain officers unsuccessful to lift out a full review and treated them differently since of their secular background.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) is investigating.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) formerly pronounced a genocide was a “tragic incident” and it did not trust there were any questionable circumstances.

It has now told a BBC it is “still questioning on interest of a coroner”.

Police ‘not sympathetic’

Shukri’s mother, Zam Zam Ture, told a BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme that when she reported her daughter blank on a day of her death, military primarily unsuccessful to act.

Approximately 10 hours later, she said, she was sensitive that her daughter had been found dead, though described military as “not sympathetic”.

She pronounced they spoke to her “harshly” and were “trying to remonstrate [her] that her daughter had been swimming”, that a family contend was doubtful as Shukri could not swim, had been wearing full Islamic dress and it would have been “out of character” for her to try to do so.

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Zam Zam Ture says military spoke to her “harshly” when informing her of her daughter’s death

The family’s counsel Attiq Malik pronounced “within hours” of Shukri’s death, GMP had published a press recover observant there were no questionable circumstances.

He pronounced this had left deficient time to check all justification trails and bonus other possibilities.

“The family’s organisation position is they have usually been treated in that approach since of their race, and had it been a opposite secular credentials some-more attraction would have been given, some-more review would have been done,” he said.

Institutional racism, he claimed, meant officers had acted in such a approach though “even realising it”.

Their claims are now being investigated by a military watchdog, a IOPC.

The IOPC said: “We provide complaints of this inlet with a pinnacle seriousness, and we know GMP share a perspective that a IOPC has a shortcoming to inspect a actions of a force after Shukri was reported blank – not slightest for open confidence.”

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Shukri drowned in a River Irwell

Ms Ture pronounced her daughter had been unfortunate during propagandize before to her death.

She pronounced she had privately reported instances of bullying to Broad Oak Sports College in Bury “many times”.

The propagandize constructed a news for a family, though Mr Malik pronounced it “essentially only pronounced that they were not wakeful of any bullying”.

He pronounced a propagandize unsuccessful to talk Shukri’s mom for a report, notwithstanding promises, that he suggested showed they did not “fully investigate”.

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In a statement, conduct clergyman Paul Greenhalgh pronounced a propagandize was “deeply saddened to accept news of Shukri’s comfortless death”.

“We are now operative with Shukri’s family in honour of any concerns that have been lifted about a propagandize [and] will be reviewing all policies and procedures during a school,” he added.

“In particular, we will concentration on a school’s anti-bullying process and procedures and other policies relating to a gratification of children.”

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