By Denis Okello (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Police at Ogwete police station in Otuke district his holding in their custody a 17 year old girl and her mother for allegedly burying her child alive after giving birth.
Reports obtained by Voice of Lango fm indicates that Sarah Aol, a resident of Atyenlyec village in Alir parish in Ogwete sub-county with the help of her mother Scovia Acen gave birth at around 3Am on Thursday and buried the baby boy alive in a nearby bush.
The LC II chairperson of Alir parish Peter Ongom confirmed the incident saying children who were playing heard a sound of a baby crying in a nearby bush and alerted other family members.
This drew the attention of other people who later informed the village chairperson and other local leaders.
Ongom says after getting information, they rushed to the scene and discovered that the baby had already died.
According to Ongom, local leaders arrested Aol and Acen before handing them over to police at Ogwete police station for further investigations.
On Friday, Ongom says, the resident district commissioner Otuke Gillian Akullo and other leaders held a security meeting in the area and discouraged people from committing such offenses.
By the time of filing this story, Ongom said arrangements were being made to transfer the suspects to Otuke central police station for further investigations.