PAKWACH. A 14 years old boy in Amor Cell, Pakwach town council is battling for his life at Pakwach health centre IV after his penis was chopped off for allegedly defiling an 8 years old minor.
It's alleged that the juvenile (names withheld) duped the minor into sex on Saturday evening while her parents were a way.
Ms Collins Akello, the mother of the juvenile said the decision to chop off his son’s manhood by his uncle surprised everyone. She stated that the uncle lured the boy to enter into his house where he chopped off the manhood.
"We were all gathered by around 9pm on Saturday after reports that my son had sex with his cousin and his uncle invited him to a nearby house, closed the door, tied both his legs, arms and blindfolded him and committed this heinous crime", she explained.
She continued "Few moments later, he came out with a panga in his hands stained with blood and informed me that he had already cut off the penis of my son and that I should take him for treatment and then he ran away”.
The parents said they wanted the issue to be solved through juvenile court but also want the police to probe the motive behind the chopping of the manhood as they could not find the chopped body parts.
But the community members on Sunday morning mounted a search and arrested the suspect from his hideout and handed him over to police. He confessed to have committed the crime revealing that he threw the body part in the bush.
Police at Pakwach central police station identified the suspect as Walter Opar and said he would be charged of attempted murder.
Health workers at Pakwach health centre IV said the juvenile is responding well to medication but may be referred for better management.
The community now wants parents, the government and cultural leaders to play their roles in the rightful way of upbringing children to prevent such incidents in the future.
In 2014, a 38 year old man’s manhood was chopped off at Mubogo cell in Pakwach town council by a husband of a married woman when he found them making love on his marital bed. He later died after succumbing to severe bleeding.