A viral video of a 22-year-old mother brutalizing her 2-year-old daughter has sparked outrage online.
In the disturbing clip, lasting one minute and fourteen seconds, the woman is seen striking her undressed youngster with a pair of slippers—she beats the toddler until she falls off a basin.
She continuously hits the baby with a slipper on the arms, head, legs, back, and hands from when the baby is on the ground to when she gets back to the basin. The 2-year-old yelled in pain, but her loud cry for mercy fell on her mother’s deaf ears.
The incident is said to have happened at Busula A in Katikamu Sub County in Luweero District, Uganda.
The video, which was recorded by the concerned neighbor and shared on social media, has since led to wide-spread condemnation and uproar from members of the public.
In an updated development, the woman in the viral video identified as Dorothy Nabulime has been arrested. The mother of three was arrested on Saturday, September 3.
Confirming Nabulime’s arrest in a statement on Monday September 5, police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, said further investigations have indicated that Nabulime has three children aged four years, two years and four months all from different men.
“She is a mother of three children from three separate relationships and could have been affected for having three failed relationships. Her first born of four years was from her relationship with Christopher Kivumbi, the second born of two years that she was victimizing was from a second relationship with a man she has refused to disclose. The third child of four months is from her third relationship with Isaac Male.
“We believe that her anger towards the two year old child is transferred from the broken relationship with the father in the second relationship whom she has concealed. We believe this because the other two children of four years and four months are treated very well by her unlike the two year old girl from the second relationship.” Fred Enanga said.
Enanga said police got concerned after the video went viral in which the suspect showed no sympathy and love towards the child as is expected of a mother
He noted that after her arrest, Nabulime is set to be arraigned before court in Luweero to answer charges of torture.
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