Phoebe Niwampaire 27, a resident of Kashanyarazi cell, Kamukuzi division in Mbarara municipality reportedly used paraffin to burn his six-year-old sons hands. She was arrested by residents in response to the boys uproar and handed over to police.
A woman in Mbarara has been arrested after burning his son's hands. She accused him of stealing meat that she had preserved for herself.
Phoebe Niwampaire (27), a resident of Kashanyarazi cell, Kamukuzi division in Mbarara municipality reportedly used paraffin to burn his six-year-old son's hands. She was arrested by residents in response to the boy's uproar and handed over to police.
Hannington Kato, one of the area residents says that the suspect mistreats her two children and often denies them food on account that they were abandoned by their fathers.
He says that the suspect has been beating up the boy over small issues and it is what prompted them to report the matter to police.
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Melidad Tumusiime, another resident, says that the two children have at times escaped their home and pitched camp in the neighborhood accusing the mother of torturing them.
Patua Tumuhimbise, the officer in charge of the Family Protection Unit told our reporter that the suspect is being held at Mbarara police station as investigations into the matter continue.
Mbarara district police commander revealed that initial inquiries indicate that the suspect has not been a good example to the children.
The child is receiving treatment from Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital.