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  • 25 August 2014, 19:10

Murder Probe After Stockport Teacher Dies

Police have begun a murder inquiry after a teacher attacked at home several days ago died at the weekend.

The school where Rukshana Miah taught paid tribute to her on Monday as "a much loved and valued colleague and friend".

The 35-year-old primary school teacher was taken to hospital after police were called to her home in Stockport a week ago.

She remained critically ill in hospital and died on Saturday five days after the attack.

Her husband Abdul Kashem Miah (36) was initially charged with attempted murder and appeared at Stockport Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

He is due to appear at Manchester Crown Court on September 10.

Mrs Miah's school, Broadoak Primary at Ashton-Under-Lyne, posted an online tribute saying: "It is with enormous sadness that staff and governors have to share that... our wonderful Year 6 teacher died after a short period in hospital."

She joined the school in 2007 and was described as an outstanding teacher who was devoted to the success of the children she taught.

The post continued: "Our thoughts are with Ruk's children and family at this terrible time. Broadoak will be a sadder place without her, we have lost one of our best.

"Rukshana's family have told us that they have been overwhelmed with the compassion, kind thoughts and support they have received.

"Over the coming days and weeks we will have a chance to reflect on Ruk's time with us."

The school has invited parents and families to share their memories of Mrs Miah at the start of the new term by signing a book of condolences which will be passed on to her family.

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