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Woman in viral video hitting child detained

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By Charles Etukuri

A woman arrested by the Police after being caught in a viral video hitting her child will on Monday, September 5, be taken to court under charges of torture.

On Saturday, the Police confirmed they had arrested the 22-year-old Dorothy Nabulime, a mother of three and resident of Busula village following a public outcry.

Ignatius Otong, the Savanah Regional Police Commander, confirmed the arrest and said Nabulime was briefly detained at Busula Police Station before being whisked to Luwero Central Police Station, where a case of torture under SD Ref: 06/03/09/2022 had been registered.

“On Saturday September 3, 2022 at around 3:00pm, the Officer in Charge Busula Police Station received information of a video that was circulating  on social media was captured in his area of responsibility, where a young lady was seen assaulting a juvenile.

He booked out to the scene immediately and managed to arrest the suspect in the video, Nabulime, a mother of three children. The suspect has been arrested and charged with torture and the victim was handed over to the close relatives pending further investigations into the matter,” Otong said.

Major Tom Magambo the Director, Criminal Investigations Directorate, also weighed in on the matter saying, “I have directed our team to investigate this unfortunate incident to guide in further action.”

In the video which has since gone viral, Nabulime is seen hitting the two-year-old child with a sandal and forcing her to take a bath after she had reportedly soiled herself.

The child, who is not able to bathe herself, is seen scrambling to pour water on herself while standing in the basin.

Nabulime then hits her several times and she is seen falling out of the basin from the verandah and she follows her up and continues hitting her several times, ordering her to get back into the basin.

The video was recorded by a neighbour, who shared it on social media, prompting immediate public outcry.

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