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Mikaeel Kular: Three-year-old 'died from internal bleeding'

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Image caption Mikaeel Kular was reported missing from his Edinburgh home in January before being found dead in Fife

Three-year-old Mikaeel Kular died from internal bleeding and peritonitis, according to his death certificate.

Mikaeel's body was found in Fife in January, after he had been reported missing from his Edinburgh home.

The death certificate, which has been released by a registrar in Kirkcaldy, says the youngster died in woodland behind the town's Dunvegan Avenue.

His mother, Rosdeep Kular, 33, has been charged with his murder and is remanded in custody.

She appeared in private at Edinburgh Sheriff Court under her married name of Adekoya, where she made no plea or declaration to the charges. She is also accused of attempting to defeat the ends of justice.

Mikaeel's death certificate - which was signed by his step-grandfather, Mr B Krishnaswamy - said he had been found dead at 04:02 on 18 January.

It gives the cause of death as "peritonitis and intra-abdominal haemorrhage" (pending investigation).

Peritonitis is an inflammation of the peritoneum, the thin lining of the abdomen.

Hundreds of people joined in the search for Mikaeel after he was reported missing from his home in Ferry Gait Crescent, Edinburgh, on 16 January.

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