Police in Buwenge sub-county, Jinja city are holding a heartless couple for murdering their two-and-a-half-year-old son identified as Jordan Kitimbo.
The deceased was killed on Thursday after his biological father and stepmother peeled off his skin and soaked his lifeless body in hot water.
Police captured the parents on Friday morning moments after they took Kitimbo’s lifeless body to the Mortuary at Buwenge General Hospital.
The Kiira regional police spokesperson, James Mubi identified the couple as Bosco Gudo, 32, and Eseza Musasizi, 21.
Mubi says the couple extracted unknown quantities of blood in a bowl and immersed his lifeless body in hot water as a means of covering up their crime. They later covered his remains in clean bedsheets.
He adds that concerned residents informed police, who in turn mounted a search in the house where they recovered human parts suspected to be part of the deceased's body.
Residents say that there was no reported fire outbreak at their neighbor's house, yet the parents had claimed that the toddler had succumbed to fire burns.
"Our houses are close to each other, so it was hard for us to believe that Gudo's son would succumb to burns, without any of us noticing anything," Namukose says.