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Father Lynched after Killing His Son :: Uganda Radionetwork

Father Lynched after Killing His Son

40-year-old Brian Wotaala, a resident of Budhana A' village in Bukooma sub county  of Luuka district, was on Thursday night lynched after he killed his seven-year-old son, Patrick Sudayisi.

Residents within the area say that Wotaala has been a single father looking after his two sons following the death of his wife early last year.

The deceased have been taken to Kiyunga health center IV mortuary, awaiting postmortem, before being handed over to relatives for burial.

One of the children whose name has been withheld says that his father hit Sudayisi with an axe in the head and he was rounded off and cornered while attempting to flee from the village.

"Our father had a misunderstanding with Sudayisi over undisclosed reasons, but he immediately hit him with an axe on the head and I shouted for help after noticing him flee from the house," he says.

Tony Basooma, the area defense secretary says that, Watoola was living peacefully with his two sons and they never expected such incidents from his household. "The crowd turned rowdy and lynched Watoola without according us the opportunity to hand him over to police authorities for further interrogation," he says.

The Busoga North police spokesperson, Michael Kasadha says that detectives have been dispatched to expedite enquires at the scene of crime and efforts of hunting down the perpetrators of mob justice are underway.

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