Mutilated Toddler Case Adjourned Again

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The case of a woman who is accused of mutilating the private parts of her 3-year-old stepdaughter has been adjourned for the third time because the magistrate did not turn up.

The case of a woman who is accused of mutilating the private parts of her 3-year-old stepdaughter has been adjourned for the third time because the magistrate did not turn up.
 
The case was adjourned by Masaka court on Wednesday.
 
The case is before Masaka Chief Magistrate Mary Ikit who did not show up in court which was scheduled on Wednesday.
 
The court clerk told court that the presiding magistrate is still on leave adjourning the case January 21, 2014. 
 
Court records indicate that Stella Namuwonge (33) found the child in the home of her co-wife Lydia Namaganda in Mukudde zone, Nyendo –Ssenyange division, Masaka district. 
 
Namuwonge then proceeded to first make cuts with a razor blade on the baby's legs before inserting broken pieces of razor blade into her private parts. The incident occurred on September 21, 2013. 
 
Prosecution led by Ann Kiiza informed court that as a result of Namuwonge's action, doctors have recommended the baby girl lose her uterus. 
 
The minor's mother Namaganda says that though the girl was discharged from Mulago hospital, she needs constant medical check-ups.
 
On January 16, the girl was re-admitted to a private clinic in Nyendo because her condition had deteriorated.