Mitooma: Couple arrested over daugther’s death
Police in Mitooma District have arrested a 33-year-old man and his wife over assaulting their daughter to death.
Martial Tumusiime, the greater Bushenyi region police spokesperson confirmed the incident and identified the suspects as Herbert Twinamatsiko,33, a boda boda rider and his wife Phiona Natukunda, 30, all residents of Kyanzire village who assaulted their daughter only identified as Whitney.
He added that the incident happened on 27th July at 6pm in Karehe II, Kyanzire Parish, Kashenshero town council.
It is alleged that Twinamatsiko had produced the deceased outside of wedlock and was brought home to stay with the stepmother who had been torturing her for a while.
Unfortunately, on 27th July the two seriously tortured the deceased to death and hid the body in one of the rooms and went away but returned at night and transported it to Rwenshama B in Kanyabwanga Sub-County for burial.
Police said they were tipped off on Friday by a Good Samaritan and they arrested the two parents as prime suspects.
The body of the deceased was found with fresh physical injuries seemingly from serious beating using sticks.