Crime

Woman, 22, arrested for battering 6-year-old niece to death

SCP Enanga Fred, the Uganda Police Spokesperson confirmed the report

MAYUGE, UGANDA: Police in Mayuge District, eastern Uganda have arrested one Byogero Aisha, a 22-year-old, female adult on allegations of murder after torturing her six-year-old niece to death.

Byogero, a resident of Mauma “A” village, Busakila sub-county in Mayuge district is accused of physically beating her niece; Mutesi Mariam in a torture incident last Wednesday July 19, 2023, at around 6 pm.

According to Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga, preliminary investigations indicate that the suspect who stays with the victim, punished her after school for performing poorly at her school and class.

The victim cried for help and was rescued by neighbours but was shortly pronounced dead on arrival at the nearby clinic where she had been rushed for treatment.

Enanga condemned the act of torture and said the suspect will be arraigned before courts of law to answer the case of causing death by aggravated torture.

He urged parents to refrain from recessive torture of children and desist from any corporal punishment as this is punishable by law.

“We continue to remind the public that torture and aggressive punishments of children are punishable by law. Therefore, all parents and guardians are advised to desist from corporal punishments and other forms of physical punishment,” said Enanga.

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