By Tugume Johnbosco
Police in Kagadi are holding a 23 year old man for strangling to death his one month old daughter and dumping body in a pit latrine. The suspect, Silver Amariat a night watchman at Seyeya Courts in Nankulabye Cell, Kagadi town council committed the gruesome act on Monday at his work place.
Romeo Ojara the Kagadi District Police Commander says, the suspect’s girlfriend and mother to the victim, Yustina Kasande reported a case of missing baby on Monday, after she couldn’t trace the child she had left with the husband while she prepared breakfast. Ojara says the couple had had a brawl prior to disappearance of the child.
Amariat was picked up to help with police investigation into the whereabouts of the child, when he admitted strangling her and dumping the body in the pit latrine. DPC Ojara reveals that the body was retrieved from the pit-latrine and handed to relatives for burial. The suspect is still detained at Kagadi Police Station pending more questioning on charges of murder.
Meanwhile this website understands that Amariat and the girlfriend don’t stay together and that on the fateful day Kasande and her baby had come from Kakumiro to visit the husband and baby father. Close sources say the man could have intentionally ended the baby’s life because he has since claimed she doesn’t belong to him.