Crime

TWO ARRESTED FOR TORTURING JUVENILES

The juveniles were allegedly caught breaking into the house of Nyirabagenyi Sylvia, at Gakoro cell, Gasasa ward, Bunagana Town Council in Kisoro district.

By Ahmed Matovu

KISORO: Police in Kisoro district has in custody two suspects for aggressive physical punishment and torture of their two nephews.

The Uganda Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga says that the suspects were captured on video that went viral and sparked outrage on social media in November last year.

The incident happened after the juveniles were allegedly caught breaking into the house of Nyirabagenyi Sylvia, at Gakoro cell, Gasasa ward, Bunagana Town Council in Kisoro district.

Enanga identified the suspects as Byiringiro Gerald 34 and Mugisha Emmanuel 47 and victims are Manishirwe Fred, aged 11 and Allan. He said the uncles subjected them to the assault as a way of disciplining them.

The police officer condemned such acts of child torture and the use of corporal punishment and other forms of physical assaults adding they are punishable by law.

Enanga urged the public to avoid taking the law in their hands, but instead report their criminal cases to police.

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