NAPAK: Child rights activists and civil servants across Karamoja region have castigated the behavior of their colleague Eng Sisto Alinga the district engineer of Napak for burning a young girl using a hot iron box describing the act as inhumane.
On Tuesday, the police in Moroto district arrested Eng Alinga for causing body injury by burning and beating a 12 year old girl whom he had employed as house maid in Moroto. Alinga’s arrest was sanctioned after the concerned resident tipped the office of the district senior probation who later alerted the police.
William Lokutae Miliki the Moroto district probation officer described the act of the officer as an acceptable and urged the police never to play with such offences.
On his side, Micheal Longole the Karamoja regional police spokesperson confirmed the arrest of the officer saying he will be charged with aggravated harm.
However, speaking to this website on Wednesday a group of child rights activists urged the police and court not be lenient to such officers adding that they should be treated with the toughest arm of the law. Joseph Lobur one of the child rights activists says he was shocked to learn that a whole district engineer of Napak had such behaviors towards a child.
“We have all children who make mistakes but we don’t treat them like that, that child is young she needed just parental guidance”-says Lobur
Betty Tebakol another child rights activist demanded that the officer be dismissed from work since he’s proved to be dangerous to the children environment.
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Meanwhile police is set to take the file to the resident state attorney for legal advise.
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