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Mityana Police retrieves 1-and-half-year-old boy from pit latrine

(Last Updated On: 17 July 2023)

Mityana | Police said its fire and rescue services department on July 16, 2023, in Mityana successfully rescued an unidentified baby boy of one and a half years old from a pit latrine.

“Preliminary investigations indicate that at Shell Wabigalo, Wabigalo LC1, Tamu division, Mityana district, an unidentified man heard a baby cry down a pit latrine.

“He immediately informed a security guard identified as Wabkela Augustine, 22-year-old, who is attached to Neptune Security Services.

Upon inspection, Augustine confirmed that a baby had been dropped into the pit latrine. He quickly mobilized the neighbours for assistance and informed our Police fire and rescue services,” SP Racheal Kawala, the PRO of Wamala said in a statement.

Under the leadership of DPC Mityana and the rescue services, our task teams arrived at the scene in time and they successfully rescued the unidentified baby boy, who is currently receiving treatment at Mityana General Hospital, Kawala added.

“A case of child desertion has been filed, and efforts are underway to locate the parents of the victim as the investigation progresses.”

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