By Tugume Hohnbosco
Hoima. A 19 year old mother of two has been arrested in Hoima municipality for allegedly strangling her two year old son to save her new marriage.
Mary Falingi, a resident of Kasasa-Rukooge cell in Busiisi Division Hoima municipality about a year ago divorced her first husband whom they had one boy and got married to a new man. In order to save her new relationship, she took the son to her mother in Kasasa but recently notified her daughter that she was feeling weaker and hence could not continue staying with the grandson anymore.
John Tusabe, the village defense secretary said this could have angered Falingi who on Friday came, picked the kid and took him to a nearby bush where she strangled him to death. She later buried the body.
Tusabe said the suspect’s relatives however became suspicious and demanded for the whereabouts of the kid only to be told that she killed him because there was nobody to take care of him.
Julius Allan Hakiiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson has confirmed the report saying the suspect is being detained at Hoima police to answer to charges of murder.
He said the body was exhumed on Saturday morning and later given to the relatives for burial after a postmortem.
Fred Kabagyo, the Busiisi division LC3 chairman has condemned the increasing acts of child neglect by parents in the area.