The Police in Rakai district have in custody a 35-year-old monstrous man for allegedly strangling his own one-week-old baby to death.
The monster has been identified as Joseph Basiima a resident of Lwabanda zone, in Ddwaniro Sub County, who reportedly suspected that his wife had sired the baby outside wedlock.
According to the preliminary investigations by Police, the suspect strangled the minor after a misunderstanding with his wife Faridah Nantongo. He had also asked the mother not to breastfeed the baby.
The Sub County Chairperson Tom Yiga, says he received a tip-off from suspicious neighbors on the whereabouts of the baby and reported the matter to Ddwaniro police station. They were however shocked to learn from the wife that her husband had killed the baby and buried the body in their garden.
The Southern Region Police Spokesperson Lameck Kigozi, says police recovered the body from the garden and took it to the hospital for postmortem. He advised couples to use the police family and child protection unit to solve misunderstandings instead of inflicting harm.