Nandini Jha of Mississauga faces second-degree murder charge in death of her three-year-old daughter  

Nandini Jha
Nandini Jha

ONTARIO Superior Court Justice Deena Baltman has lifted the publication ban on the names of the South Asian mother of Mississauga and her three-year-old daughter who she allegedly beat to death.

Nandini Jha faces a second-degree murder charge in the death of Niyati.

The judge had ordered the ban on the names at the request of the Crown, but Baltman reversed the decision because the case had been extensively reported on when Jha was arrested in 2012. Names and family photos were circulated around at the time.

Jha has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder. The trial is ongoing.