"At the same time, I suggested she could read passages from the Koran for support, as we’re both Muslims."
However, when he arrived home the father found his child dead with 39 wounds to its body, the majority of which were caused by the holy book.
The 28-year-old mother was subsequently charged with murder, with an alternative charge of aggravated manslaughter.
“The woman intentionally killed her child. She smothered it to death and the Koran was the murder weapon,” prosecutor Anders Johansson said in court, according to Expressen.