Teen mother arrested for dumping baby in pit latrine

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By Precious Ankunda,

REGIONAL

The police in Nansana is holding a 15-year-old teen mother for allegedly dumping her six-week-old son into a pit latrine

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The suspect is Nalumansi Shanita, a resident of Nansana East A 1 zone, Nansana Municipality and a hair dresser in one of the salons in the area. She allegedly dumped her son, Bogere Ezra, in the latrine after the alleged father rejected responsibility of the child.

“After giving birth, her son Bogere Ezra, was rejected by the alleged father, who claimed he wanted DNA proof,” said the police in a statement.

Preliminary reports indicate that after dumping the child, Nalumansi went to Nansana police to report a case of a missing child who she said she had left laid on a verandah.

“It was at around 7:30pm that a group of concerned residents, reported seeing the victim’s clothes in a latrine. The scene was secured and the body of the victim retrieved last Saturday,” said the police.

“Upon further interrogation, the teen mother admitted to have dumped her baby in the latrine, after he was rejected and she had failed to provide for him,” it added.

It’s further reported that the suspect is a victim of defilement by a purported relative who has since denied responsibility of the baby. The teen mother, who was defiled and became pregnant, allegedly dropped out of school in P.7

Police has urged teen mothers experiencing challenges to seek help from shelter and babies’ homes.

“We are also tracing for the alleged defiler and father to the child victim. A separate casefile of Aggravated Defilement, has been opened,” said the police.

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