Police hunt for mother over faking defilement
Posted Tuesday, February 26 2013 at 02:00
A step-mother in Iganga is said to have shoved a stick into a six-year-old girl and reported it as defilement.
Police in Kamuli District are hunting for a couple in connection with a bizarre incident where an eight-centimetre stick was shoved into the private parts of a six-year-old girl.
The girl had to undergo an operation at Kamuli Mission Hospital to extract the stick.
Narrating her ordeal, the girl said on the fateful night, her stepmother told her that she was “paying for her father’s absence”.
The man is said to have been away for three days and the woman reportedly suspected that he was out sleeping with other women. Police sources indicated that the girl’s step-mother could be hiding in Iganga, where the woman is alleged to have committed the crime from.
The woman is suspected to have committed the offence on February 17 before taking the girl back to her grandparents’ village in Kamuli, where she allegedly lied to her in-laws and later the police, that the girl had been defiled.
However, medical and police personnel became suspicious when during medical examination, the woman abandoned the girl and fled. “We took the girl through a scan, which revealed a foreign body inside her, so we decided to carry out an operation,” Mr Godfrey Lusala, a clinical officer at the hospital, said.
The girl’s grandmother, Ms Hajira Namukose, said the girl’s parents were separated and she had been left under their care but during the last quarter of last year, the father remarried and demanded that the girl moves in with them.
The girl, who said her stepmother often mistreated her, confessed that she had reportedly threatened to kill her if she did not say she had been defiled.