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UGANDAN police are holding a man who tried to enter the country’s parliament with the severed head of a child in a gift box on Monday.
A statement said the victim was a child aged between five and eight years old, but gave no more details.
It is believed that the head was intended to be delivered to the office of parliamentary speaker Rebecca Kadaga. Her office declined to comment on the reports.
It comes as parliament is debating a Bill that would punish the crime of human sacrifice with the death penalty.
The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) confirmed that a 22-year-old man named as Joseph Nuwashaba was being held in relation to the incident.
A CID spokesman said that a child was reported missing in Masaka, south-west of the capital, Kampala, on Sunday. A headless body has also been recovered in that district.
Police and watchdog groups said that children are frequently targeted in ritual killings in Uganda.
A statement from Ugandan police said it wanted to “assure the general public that the investigations are vigorously being undertaken to ensure that the perpetrators are taken to court.”
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