A video of a nanny physically abusing a toddler in Uganda has gone viral.
The nanny, Jolly Tumuhirwe, has been charged with attempted murder.
According to BBC, the video that was posted on Facebook four days ago has been watched 21 million times. A hidden camera placed in a corner of the living room captured the incident. The video shows 22-year-old Tumuhirwe hitting the 18-month-old girl when she refuses to eat. Tumuhirwe throws her on the floor and beats her with a torch before stepping on her and kicking her.
When the father, Erick Kamanzi, returned home and found the child injured, he immediately reviewed the footage caught on the hidden camera. He saw the disturbing footage and in a fit of anger, hit her. She filed a complaint against him at the police station. She lodged an assault case against Kamanzi. The Kiwatule Police raided Kamanzi's house and arrested him. Kamanzi admitted to hitting the nanny, but he further asked the police officials to view the video, which had infuriated him.
After watching the video the investigator's released the father and filed a case against the nanny, African Spotlight reports. She was arrested and charged with attempted murder of a child.
"We took her to the hospital for medical checkup and she is ok. We will be returning to the hospital next week," the child's mother told the Daily Monitor.
Tumuhiirwe is scheduled to appear in a court on 8 December and is currently lodged in the Luzira Prison in Kampala, Mirror reports.
In a statement, the police asked people to "take great care while selecting domestic helpers." They further suggested that the families should do a background check before hiring someone.
Some of the people who viewed the video are alarmed by the incident. "I will continue being a stay home mum till my child is of age," a Facebook user named Daughter-of-A-Queen posted.
"After watching this I am even happier that my wife made the decision to be a stay home mother," said George D Barugahare.
The video is below: