THE father of Drumchapel tot Inaya Ahmed was meeting another woman just days before his daughter’s death, a court has heard.

Suleman Ahmed took the stand at Glasgow High Court last week where it was revealed he had been texting and meeting a woman on April 15, two days before his wife Sadia Ahmed is accused of murdering their 14-month-old daughter at their home on Bernisdale Drive.

WhatsApp messages read to the court stated Mr Ahmed received a message from the woman saying: “Thinking about how much I want you” and then Mr Ahmed replied: “How much do you want me,” and she replied: “I want you A LOT.”

Mr Ahmed denied he was having a relationship with the woman and said she was a friend he met in college in 2009 and had lost touch with until she contacted him.

Mr Duguid said: “If she says you used to sit in a car kissed and cuddled, but didn’t have sex, is that right?” Mr Ahmed responded: “No, it was a kiss on the cheek and a friendly hug.”

Prosecutor Paul Kearney asked: “To an independent person these could look like romantic messages,” and he replied: “No, not in this day and age.”

Mr Kearney then said: “Were these messages still on your phone when you returned home in the early hours on April 17, 2016. These messages between you and another woman,” and Mr Ahmed replied: “Yes.”

Mr Ahmed told the court he left the phone charging on his bedside table and admitted the messages may have been seen by his wife, who was already awake when he woke up but insisted she “knew about” the woman.

Earlier, the 31-year-old told the court his wife had bouts of anger and “baby blues” but never really bonded with Inaya.

Mr Ahmed claimed that most of the care and feeding of Inaya was done by his sister Shagufta Yasmin and his mother Noor Ahmed.

Mr Ahmed, who works as a door steward, said: “Sadia had no patience feeding Inaya.”

The jury heard that some weeks after the birth, Sadia Ahmed began re-enacting the birth of Inaya.

After that Sadia Ahmed spent a number of weeks in Leverndale Hospital in Glasgow having treatment, before being released on medication. But Mr Ahmed said he continued to alert doctors to his 28-year-old wife’s “bouts of anger” which he thought might be a side effect of the medication.

He also said Sadia was “in her way disgusted” when she discovered she was carrying a baby girl.

But Mr Duguid argued it was he, and not his wife, who had not bonded with the baby due to him working away - which Mr Ahmed denied.

The court was shown pictures of Sadia Ahmed and Inaya smiling and the new parents kissing the tot shortly after her birth.

Mr Duguid asked Mr Ahmed: “Do these not show that your wife bonded with your daughter,” and he replied: “Pictures don’t mean anything. They are just a split second.”

The court heard Mr Ahmed returned to work two days after his daughter’s death on April 20, 2016, citing he had “bills to pay” and that he sent text messages to friends just after Inaya’s life-support machine was switched off saying: “My daughter choked on food and her heart stopped beating for 45 minutes and seriously damaged her brain.”

Mr Ahmed gave a similar statement to police but told the court they were untrue as he was confused and in pain at the time, which Mr Duguid disputed saying: “You were in perfect control of your situation.”

Sadia Ahmed denies all charges. The trial before judge Lord Matthews continues.