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68-year-old woman murdered by son over land wrangle

Police in Buhweju district have arrested a one Kakuru Innocent in the connection with the murder of a 68-year-old woman in a domestic brawl.

Martial Tumusiime, the greater Bushenyi region police spokesperson confirmed the incident and identified the deceased as Kantayomba Fridah, a Peasant and resident of Ekinoni village, Rugongo Parish, Karungu sub-county, Buhweju District. 

Tumusiime revealed that the suspect is a biological son to the Deceased and it is alleged on the 28/09/2023 in the evening, Mugasha Moses a brother to the suspect went to check on his mother now deceased at her house as she was sickly.

On reaching her house, he found the door open and he entered up to the bed room where he found she had been hacked to death and her body was lying in a pool of blood.

Tumusiime added that the incident prompted Mugasha to make an alarm which attracted the locals who later reported the matter to police.

Tumusiime added that the body of the deceased had two deep cut wounds on the head and cuts on the hands.

It was also established that the Suspect had some land wrangle with the mother.

The body of the deceased was retrieved  and taken to Nsiika Health Center IV for postmortem examination as investigations into the matter continue.

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