Police have disclosed that they are continuing to register incidents of child homicides across the country, under circumstances of child torture.
Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson, said young children are taken through acts of severe pain and suffering, causing death.
In Oyam district, a 23-year-old mother of two identified as Nam Rebecca took poison due to repeated acts of mistreatment and insults from her grandmother.
According to Enanga, last week, the suspect’s grandmother rebuked her for buying less food. It is then reported that the victim got angered due to the emotional torture and administered poison to her two children aged 3 and another of two months.
“Both children, Apio Barbara, a 3-year-old, and Among, a 2-month-old, succumbed to the poison at Atapara hospital. Their mother is still in critical condition, “he said.
In Kayunga district, three suspects are in custody for the aggravated torture and murder of a 4-year-old female juvenile, identified as Kadaga Ajila, a granddaughter to Naleba Zaidi of Kiwangala village, Busaana sub-county in Kayunga.
The three suspects include; Naleba Saidi, Sabano Annet and Doreen Hasakya. According to police, they were repeatedly involved in the harassment, torture, and intimidation of the victim; whose body was found with several burns and bruises on the legs and arms.