The mother of the three year old boy that was reported missing in Fife, Scotland, has been charged with the boy’s murder shortly after his body was discovered on Saturday.
She was arrested on Friday night and formally charged on Saturday.
Rosdeep Kular, 33, reported her son, Mikaeel Kular missing on Thursday morning. According to her, she tucked him into bed on Wednesday evening around 9pm and at 7:30am Thursday morning when she went to wake him up he had simply vanished.
Her report prompted a thorough search of the whole neighbourhood and surrounding areas by the police and concerned neighbours causing a nationwide anxiety as hopes of finding the boy alive diminished the longer the search lasted.
On Saturday morning, after a 48-hr search, the police released a statement that a body has been discovered, which was later formally identified to be Mikaeel’s body.
ACC Graham, of Police Scotland, told the briefing outside police headquarters in Edinburgh: “During the course of today the investigation into the disappearance of Mikaeel Kular has continued at pace.
“Following formal identification, I can now confirm that a 33-year-old woman has been arrested and charged in connection with Mikaeel’s death.
“The woman is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday.”
He said police had received more than 500 calls to a dedicated phone line in relation to the boy’s disappearance.
ACC Graham also thanked rescue teams and the public for their help in searching for Mikaeel.
“I would like to again recognise the overwhelming public assistance that Police Scotland have received during the course of this very complex investigation. This includes his family and friends, with whom our thoughts remain,” he said.
The officer said inquiries were continuing, led by the force’s major investigation team.
“I ask that anybody who has any information that they feel would assist the investigation contacts the police,” he added.