Police in Arua district are
investigating circumstances under which, a man killed his wife in a domestic brawl before taking his own life.
Liberty Madima, a resident of Alio Village, Tilevu parish in Vurra sub county killed his wife, Gertrude Maneno around 2:00 am on Sunday morning before committing suicide by hanging.
Preliminary reports indicate that Madima picked a sharp
knife and stabbed his wife several times in the stomach before committing suicide.
Festus Amayo, the LC 2
chairperson of Tilevu parish in Vurra sub-county, says that he got the
information about the unfortunate incident at around 6:00 am after he was
informed by the LC 1 chairperson of Alio village.
Amayo explains that when he visited
the home of the deceased, he found blood stains on the compound, an indication
the deceased could have been stabbed.
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Charles Candia, the paternal uncle to Maneno told Uganda
Radio Network-URN that her son-in-law picked up his deceased niece at around 10:00 pm from his home where she had been living for the past
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The Arua district police commander, Lilian Birabwa notes that they visited
the scene and transferred the couple's bodies to Arua regional
referral hospital for post-mortem as investigations continue.
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Records at the child and family protection unit at Arua
central police station indicate that three cases of death resulting from domestic
violence were reported last year.