Murder inquiry after primary teacher’s death
Thursday 28th August 2014 16:00 Ashton News Posted by Max Wieland

Tributes have been paid to a Tameside primary school teacher who has died after being found critically injured at her Stockport home.

RUKSHANA MIAH: ‘Broadoak will be a sadder place without her’ - head teacher Des Howlett.

RUKSHANA MIAH: ‘Broadoak will be a sadder place without her’ – head teacher Des Howlett.


Ruckshana Miah, 35, a mother of two young children and a teacher at Broadoak Primary School in Ashton, was found at her home in Longford Road West in North Reddish on Monday last week.

She was taken to hospital but sadly died from her injuries at the weekend.

Des Howlett, Head Teacher at Broadoak Primary described her death as ‘totally devastating’.

He said she was a wonderful and naturally talented teacher who touched the lives of everyone she met and who was devoted to the success of the children she taught.

“Rukshana Miah was a wonderful and talented teacher at Broadoak Primary School in Ashton who touched the lives of everyone she met,” he said.

“Rukshana was the heart of the school, an outstanding teacher who was devoted to the success of the children that she taught.

“She always wanted to be the best and for her children to be the best and her belief that anything was possible if you work hard enough had an impact on everyone she met.

“Ruk was full of life and passion for the children that she taught and friends that she made.

“That same wonderful smile greeted every challenge, every child and every joke alike and her many friends knew that their friendships were firm and valuable.

“She made us laugh and will continue to do so as we share memories and remember her jokes. We were and always will be extremely proud of having Rukshana as a teacher at our school and as a friend.”

lost one of the best

He added: “She was a natural teacher and a great friend and colleague. We are all very proud to have known her.

“Ruk herself would always say that her greatest achievement was her children and her love and pride for them shone through every day.


“Her loss is absolutely devastating. Ruk was the best of us and will always be remembered.

“Our thoughts are with Ruk’s children and family at this terrible time.


“Broadoak will be a sadder place without her, we have lost one of the best.”

In a statement her family, said: “Ruckshana was a wonderful daughter, mother, sister, aunty, cousin and friend that will be greatly missed by us all.”

Police were called at about 1.50am on Monday, August 18, to Longford Road West in North Reddish following reports a 35-year-old woman had been attacked.

Officers attended and the woman, now formally identified as Ruckshana, was taken to hospital.

She sadly died on Saturday.

A Home Office post mortem concluded her death was as a result of compression on the neck.

Her husband, Abdul Kashem Miah, 36, of Florist Street, Shaw Heath, was charged with attempted murder and appeared at Stockport Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday last week.

He is next due to appear at Manchester Crown Court Crown Square on September 10, but police say following Ruckshana’s death, they are reviewing the charge against him.

Detective Chief Inspector Howard Millington, said: “Sadly Ruckshana’s injuries proved fatal and a murder investigation is now underway.

“Her family are clearly devastated and we would ask they be given time and space to grieve and come to terms with her tragic death.

“Ruckshana was a mother to two young children, who now face having to grow up and live the rest of their lives without her, and that is simply heartbreaking.

“We have charged one man in connection with this incident and now, following her death, will be reviewing the charges against him in consultation with the CPS.”