Mother charged over death of Scottish toddler: Reports

Floral tributes and soft toys left near the home of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular, in Edinburgh, Scotland on Jan 18, 2014. Mikaeel's mother was charged late Saturday in connection with his death, media reports said. -- PHOTO: REUTERS 
Floral tributes and soft toys left near the home of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular, in Edinburgh, Scotland on Jan 18, 2014. Mikaeel's mother was charged late Saturday in connection with his death, media reports said. -- PHOTO: REUTERS 

LONDON (AFP) - The mother of a three-year-old Scottish boy whose disappearance sparked a massive search was charged late Saturday in connection with his death, media reports said.

Police said a 33-year-old woman had been charged following the discovery of Mikaeel Kular's body shortly before midnight on Friday, kilometres from his home in Edinburgh.

Media reports named the woman as Rosdeep Kular, his mother.

The toddler, who is of South Asian origin, went missing from his bed on Wednesday night, sparking a major search that involved more than 200 members of the public.

A body believed to be Mikaeel's was found in Fife, a town north of the Scottish capital.

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