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Mother Held in Kanungu for Attempted Infanticide :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Mother Held in Kanungu for Attempted Infanticide

Scovia Arineitwe, a resident of Nyabirehe Cell in Kanungu district is said to have given birth at around 2 am on Thursday. However, she quietly dumped the baby in a pit latrine at Kashesha Primary School.
Scovia Arineitwe, who is being accused of Infanticide

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Police are Kanungu district are holding a 20-year-old woman for attempted infanticide.

Scovia Arineitwe, a resident of Nyabirehe Cell in Kanungu district is said to have given birth at around 2 am on Thursday. However, she quietly dumped the baby in a pit latrine at Kashesha Primary School.

Allen Kyomukama, one of the locals says that they became suspicious after they saw Arineitwe at around without a baby 10 a.m. yet she had been pregnant. Arineitwe later revealed, upon interrogation, that she had dumped the baby in a pit latrine at a nearby school.

Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson Elly Maate says that the baby was retrieved from the Pit latrine at around 2 pm and rushed to Kihihi Health Centre IV, for treatment. The suspect was also taken to the same facility for treatment under police watch.

Maate adds that the suspect will appear before the court to answer the charges upon completion of ongoing investigations.

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