FOR the first two years of her life Sanam was a relatively happy and healthy child.
She attended creche and was able to walk, talk and play with other toddlers.
Though her development was slower than that of other children, she had no major problems.
Everything changed after Navsarka met Anwar in February 2008.
During the next two months she was subjected to the systematic abuse that would eventually cut her life so brutally short.
A pathologist counted 107 external injuries on the body of Sanam Navsarka during her postmortem.
In addition, there were breaks to her arms and, more significantly, her legs.
Her fight forearm was broken in two places two to four weeks before her death. It was not treated and, the prosecution said, would have caused serious pain.
There was evidence of a break and a suspected break to her left arm having taken place during the same time period. Again they were untreated.
But it was the fractures to her legs that would cause the fat embolisms that eventually killed her. The most obvious evidence of the trauma she had been subjected to was a tramline bruise on her left leg.
Beneath the injury was the untreated break, probably less than a week old.
The injury, the prosecution said, was probably caused by a blow to her leg with a metal rod from a hanging rail.
The jury heard Sanam had problems walking.
In hospital on the day Sanam died, Anwar told doctors she had “floppy legs” and wanted to be carried.
Jurors were shown a picture of Sanam’s right leg bending the wrong way because of the break it had sustained one to two weeks earlier.
Among other injuries were 28 to her head and neck, including fingertip bruises consistent with her being tightly gripped or prodded.
A cut to the inside of the lip could have been the result of a punch, slap, or a bottle being rammed into her mouth.
There were nine injuries to her chest, 16 to her left arm, 10 to her right, 10 to her back, 16 to her left leg and nine to her right.
There was heavy nappy rash on her bottom. The couple said they had sprayed aftershave on it to treat it.
The cause of death was fat embolism syndrome as a result of the fractures to her legs.
Fatty deposits had escaped into her blood stream, causing fits, breathing problems, pinprick bruises to the skin, and ultimately, breathing failure.