Patrick Muhenda, the Fort portal central police station community liaisons officer said such cases of gender-based violence were on the rise in the city and on average police receives above 60 cases every month at the child and family protection unit, however this case of grievous harm is the first of its kind recorded by the unit.
Police in Fort portal are investigating a case in which a man only identified as Kenneth Happy resident of Bukwali B Bukwali ward central division Fort portal, gruesomely cut the legs of his wife Kabaalisa Grace, completely severing one while the other was lfet hanging by a strand of tissue. Eye witnesses were left wondering if the Fort Portal referral hospital will be able to sew it back on successfully.
Police say they have launched their investigation after one Bernard Kandole, the LC1 of the area came to police at night with the semi-conscious suspect who had been badly beaten by locals after he committed the bizarre assault on his wife.
Patrick Muhenda, the Fort portal central police station community liaison officer said such cases of gender-based violence were on the rise in the city and on average police receives above 60 such reports every month. However this case of such grievous harm and such assault was the first of the kind to be reported.
Muhenda said the victims - one of domestic violence the other of mob justice - are currently receiving treatment at Fort Portal regional referral hospital after they were rushed there while in critical condition.
He who condemned the acts of mob justice by the rescuers also urged couples and the community at large to always report cases of gender based violence to the authorities, so that order can be restored instead of taking the law into their hands.
He also Happy will be charged with causing grievous harm after recovery and his file will be forwarded to court for further action.
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Bernard Kandole, the Bwera B LC1 chairperson told URN that he was alerted by neighbors about the incident in his area at around 10:00 hours, but he had a tough time to rescue the victims both the man and the wife who were bleeding severely as a result of her deep cuts and the man's having been pounced on by the angry mob that left him unconscious.
However Kandole rather said he was shocked by the police inactions after he reported the incident. The police, he says, did not bother to arrive at the scene to ascertain the magnitude of the problem, and nor did they appear at the medical facility to check on the victims. Instead they put the burden on him, to give them the information and update them on the case.
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Police say they have now embarked on thourough senstization of masses about the gender based violence cases, because they are becoming overwhelmingly high in the city. Police partly blames the cases on the continued lockdown.