Police in Moroto district are hunting for an unidentified mother in hiding who allegedly boiled to death her one and half-year old baby.
The incident that has left Moroto residents in shock happened in South Division, Nakapelimen village. The body was found later dumped in a thicket a few metres from Lopeduru market, located in the North East of the town centre.
Police who visited the scene found the baby with blisters an indication that was immersed in boiling water.
John Omwony, the in-charge crime desk at Moroto central Police station confirms death of the baby by alleged boiling.
He explains that the post mortem report from Moroto Referral Hospital specified that the child suffered severe burns to the whole body, which may have resulted in death.
He however, declined to provide details of the police investigations saying it would jeopardize the investigations. He says the suspect will be charged with aggravated child abuse.
Moses Lokoroi Ssuubi, the Senior Probation officer Moroto district advises parents to take the responsibility of looking after their children.
He says the incident is the first of its kind in Karamoja calls for the public to cooperate and report the whereabouts of the killer woman to police.
Boiling to death as an execution was a method applied on counterfeiters, swindlers and fraudsters during the middle ages in Asia and Europe.
In a related development, the police in Napak district are hunting for man who tortured his wife to death and later buried her in the night.
Police has identified the suspect on the run as Tiyan Awong who murdered one Lobulokia.
The incident happened at Naturubiny village, Nabwal parish in Irriiri Sub County, some 120 kilometers South West of Moroto town.