A woman was taken into custody for strangling another lady to death and stealing her newborn baby.

The victim, identified as Nakiguli Carolyn, had gone to collect woods when the accused strangled her. The incident took place at a farm in Wakiso, a district in Uganda, on Wednesday.

"Witnesses identified the deceased as Nakiguli Carolyn who had gone to collect fire woods with her two kids, one aged eight and another one month old from where she was attacked and strangled by a lady identified as Anita Harriet, 30," police told local news outlet Chimp Reports.

The accused then picked up the infant and fled the scene. The other child, identified as Kisakye Patricia, also sustained injuries after the accused attempted to strangle her too.

Police arrived at the scene and found Carolyn lying motionless on the stomach in the bushes. She was pronounced dead at the scene and her body was sent for an autopsy.

"The body had injuries on the neck with a swelling on the forehead. A rope was in the deceased’s neck but not so tight and information got from there was that the eight-year-old girl tried to remove the rope and when she failed, she walked from the scene looking from the rescue. The deceased’s neck was observed with bruises," police told the outlet.

Following a search, the accused was traced and taken into custody the same day. The infant was also recovered safely, although it wasn't clear if the children were taken to the hospital for a check-up. No information was available about their father too.

In a similar incident in Homa Bay, a town in Kenya, a 1-month-old baby was recovered after he was stolen from his mother at a salon. The accused, identified as Bella Ogolla, met the baby's mother, Benta Achieng, days before she gave birth to the infant. She then hatched a plan to steal the baby. Days after the child’s birth, the woman managed to steal the baby from a salon and following a 3-week search, the accused was traced and taken into custody. The infant was recovered safely and reunited with his mother.

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