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Woman kills own child, roasts & eats its body parts

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Woman kills own child, roasts & eats its body parts

Residents of Bulamba village, Chawo parish in Busitema Sub-county of Busia district are in shock after one of their own a mother, burnt her 3-year-old biological son to death and ate off some of his body parts.

It is alleged that the suspect is a victim of mental illness. Police on Wednesday picked up the woman whose names have been withheld from Busitema forest, where she was found with the remains of her 3-year-old son.

According to eyewitnesses, some of the child’s roasted intestines were found on a stick. They immediately started searching the forest and landed on the minor’s decomposing body with some missing parts.    

Joyce Mirembe the suspect’s mother in law says that they got concerned when she failed to return home on Tuesday evening, prompting their search on Wednesday morning.

However, they were all shocked when they heard from herdsmen that they had found a decomposing child’s body in the forest.   

Upon reaching the scene, she confirmed that it was the body of her missing grandson. Mirembe says that they checked and found it was missing some parts like the intestines, heart and lungs.

Moses Kakiryo, the Busia District Police Commander-DPC is yet to comment on the matter, while the child’s remains are awaiting post mortem at Busia health center IV while the suspect is locked up at Busia central police station.

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