A heartless woman from Uganda has been arrested by the police after video footage of her beating her two-year-old daughter for not bathing properly was released online.
Authorities confirmed the arrest of the mother of three Dorothy Nabulime, aged 22, after a clip of her beating her toddler daughter emerged on social media platforms on Saturday, 3rd September.
The shocking video shows Nabulime hitting her daughter with a shoe on different parts of her tiny body after which the little one falls out of the bath basin in the Busula village in Luwero, Central Uganda.
Then instead of coming to her senses, the 22-year-old woman continued thrashing the child while ordering her to get back inside and bathe.
A concerned neighbour, who recorded the video and shared it on social media, said that this was not the first time the 22-year-old woman beat her daughter so violently.
The video outraged netizens who harshly criticised Nabulime’s behaviour and sought a reaction from the responsible authoritative bodies.
Shortly after, police officers in the Busula village in Central Uganda arrested the mother and transferred her to the Luwero Central police station, where she was charged with torture.
When asked why she would torture her daughter to such an extent – Nabulime responded by saying she was just angry.
Uganda’s Criminal Investigations Directorate (UPF) posted on Twitter: “The @PoliceUg has today arrested Nabulime Dorothy who is seen in the viral clip circulating on social media assaulting her 2-year-old daughter.
“She will be produced in Court on Monday to answer for her actions.”
Livingstone Twazagye, the Luwero district police commander said: “She is currently in cells at Luwero Central police station and faces charges of torturing her own child.”
The commander – who described the incident as terrible and a violation of the child’s rights – added: “The victim has been transferred to our reception centre at the child and family protection unit.”
Media has not revealed further details on the case.