A mother who killed her three-year-old son, dumped his body in a suitcase and claimed he was missing was released from prison in less than seven years.
Mikaeel Kular, a “healthy, happy little boy,” died two days after being repeatedly beaten by Rosdeep Adekoya after a family day at Nando’s in January 2014.
After discovering his lifeless body on the floor of her house in Edinburgh, she put it in her suitcase and drove about 25 miles to Kirkcaldy, Fife, to hide it in the woods behind her sister’s house.
Adekoya, 41, was sentenced to 11 years in prison in August 2014 after confessing to culpable murder and a second charge for attempting to defeat the ends of justice.
It is believed that she was released from Cornton Vale Prison in Stirling on Friday.
The Edinburgh High Court had heard that Adekoya had dialed 999 to report her son missing, which sparked a large two-day search operation that involved emergency services and hundreds of local volunteers.
In reality, she hit him so badly that his body had more than 40 different injuries when he was found.
Adekoya had “lost his temper” when he became repeatedly ill after a trip to Nando in Fountain Park in Edinburgh, the court heard.
She hit him and hit him on the head and body with a clenched fist.
When Mikaeel was sick for the third time, she pulled him by his arms to the shower and hit him “hard” on the back when he was lying over the edge of the bath.
Over the next few days, Mikaeel’s condition worsened and he became “listless”, but his mother did not take him to the doctor because of the bruises.
The Sun newspaper first reported her release.
A spokesman for the Scottish Prison Service said: “We do not comment on individual prisoners.”
The high court had previously heard that Adekoya had a history of depression and attempted suicide in 2001.
Judge Lord Glennie said he accepted that Adekoya’s repentance was “real and from the heart”.
But he said what she was doing was “cruel and inexcusable”.