HACKNEY, EAST LONDON A Muslim woman who subjected a 10-year-old girl to a 45-minute beating with a steel ladle for not reading enough verses of the Koran has today (Fri) been jailed for nine months.

Asia Parveen, 31, ‘lost her temper’ during the ‘vicious’ attack, claiming she felt hormonal, isolated and ashamed of her ‘immoral’ background as a professional dancer in Pakistan.

Parveen, who was five months pregnant at the time, also tortured the girl by forcing her to stand with her arms outstretched for four hours.

The girl escaped from the house in Stoke Newington, north London and police found her alone at a bus stop in Waltham Forest, east London, almost four hours later in the early hours of the morning.

Source : Court News (link goes to search results)

UPDATE – Full Story now in the Daily Mail