Police at Mijwala in Sembabule district are hunting for a heartless mother for dumping her 2 day old baby in a pit latrine.
The toddler whose mother has not yet been identified was found in a pit latrine belonging to Paddy Walakira a resident of Kanyumba – Lwamatabazi Village, Mijwala Sub County in Sembabule district.
According to Ignatius Lukandwa they were alerted by a child who had gone to the pit latrine who heard the baby girl crying from the pit.
Lukandwa says that they were shocked to find out that a baby believed to be about 2 days old had been dumped in a pit latrine calling police that retrieved the toddler from the pit.
Noah Sserunjogi the Southern Region Police Spokesperson has confirmed the incident saying that police with the help of residents they have managed to retrieve the baby form the pit.
He says that police has taken the victim to hospital for treatment as a hunt for her mother goes on adding that she is likely to be charged with child neglect when police investigations are completed.
Sserunjogi has however, raised concern over increasing cases of child neglect in the region.
He blames the rise of such cases to parents especially fathers abandoning their parental responsibilities.