Police has summoned a parent for beating a four-year-old pupil of Marto Nursery School in Kamwokya.
According to a video posted Tuesday afternoon by Uganda Radio Network [URN], the man is seen ruthlessly beating the child on the legs, the back and the head.
Police opened up a General Inquiry File to investigate the video which has since spread on social media.
Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire sent a team of officers from Mawanda Road Police Station to Marto Nursery School to ascertain the details of the matter.
The school management told police the man in question was the child’s father. The kid had been reported missing from school.
According to Daniel Kyeyune, the Officer In-charge Old Mulago Police, the kid lost his way while going to school and ended up at Mulago School for the Deaf.
Police helped walk him back to school. The angry father, when called upon, just subjected the child to an inhumane beating.
Article 106 (a) of Children Act of the constitution prohibits corporal punishment in schools.
The man has since been summoned to hand himself over to police.