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  • 6 March 2014, 16:51

Mikaeel Kular's Mum Shown Body Before Funeral

The mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular, who is accused of his murder, has been allowed to see his body ahead of his funeral.

Rosdeep Kular was taken under escort from prison to a funeral parlour in Fife to view her son's remains on Tuesday, it has emerged.

However, she did not attend his funeral at Kirkcaldy Crematorium the following day.

The 33 year-old is currently being held on remand at Cornton Vale prison in Stirlingshire.

She has been charged with murdering her son and attempting to defeat the ends of justice.

Mikaeel's body was found in woodland behind a house in  Kirkcaldy on January 18.

His disappearance from his home in Edinburgh had prompted a massive search in which hundreds of local people joined police and other emergency services.

The youngster's death certificate lists his cause of death as "peritonitis and infra-abdominal haemorrhage (pending investigation)". 

Peritonitis is the inflammation of the peritoneum, the lining of the stomach.

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