NWOYA. A 14–year-old-girl bled to death after giving birth in Oruga village, Purongo Sub-county, Nwoya District.
Prosy Alimocan was a victim of defilement and her defiler is on remand at Gulu Central Prison.
She gave birth to a baby boy at about 2am last Thursday morning from their home with the help of her relatives.
She, however, died two hours later due to over bleeding.
The Nwoya District probation officer, Mr Michael Oyat, confirmed the death.
He said the new born baby was taken to Anaka Hospital for medical checks but passed on.
“We have on several occasions been advising parents on the benefits of seeking help from trained medical workers in government hospitals, however, many prefer to use traditional birth attendants, who are also ill-equipped, or relatives who have only basics in carrying out deliveries” Mr Oyat said.
Police say 71 defilement cases have been registered at Nwoya police between January and June.
Government banned traditional birth attendants in 2010 and only left them with the mandate of carrying out referrals, but many families continue to approach them.
Police last month released statistics showing that more than 190 girls have been defiled, 37 girls and women raped and 96 people have been murdered in Kampala, Mukono and Wakiso districts in the last six months. On April 29, police in Kampala recovered the body of a 14-year-old Rehema Nassali dumped on Yusuf Lule Road. She was a pupil at Buganda Road Primary school and was suspected to have been raped and murdered by unknown assailants.