Crime & Investigation

Man Dumps 9 Months Old Baby in River; Family Arrested

Police in Isingiro district are holding 4 family members for alleged murder of a 9 month baby.

Daniel Mwesigye, drug 31, a resident of Isingiro district is in police custody together with his mother, sister and brother.

Police says Mwesigye had misunderstandings with his wife who later informed him that their last born baby girl was from a different father.

The regional police spokesperson Vincent Ssekate says Mwesigye out of anger grabbed the baby and disappeared with it.

Upon arrest together with the family members, they revealed that he dumped the baby in a river in neighboring Ntungamo district.

After murdering the child, Mwesigye reportedly didn’t come home. He asked his brother to bring him his other 3 year old daughter in Mbarara and boarded a bus to Kampala.

Sekate said the wife reported the matter to police who hunted down the killer and arrested him in Kampala.

He said that investigations are on and Daniel will be charged with aggravated murder.



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