The assailants invaded the deceaseds home in Mukonon B village in Katikara, Kisiita Sub County at around 2am.
Police in Kibaale are investigating the gruesome killing of a mother and her 3-year old son.
35-year old Janet Mahooro and her son only identified as Murisa were hacked to death by unknown assailants on Tuesday morning.
The assailants invaded the deceased\'s home in Mukonon B village in Katikara, Kisiita Sub County at around 2am.
Edison Kanyunyuzi, the Mukonon B village Chairman told police that the assailants first raped Mahooro before hacking her severely. They later strangled the child.
Mahooro was found in coma by her neighbors who checked her house in the morning. Jacqueline Ntegerize, a neighbor says they got concerned after the duo delayed to wake up.
Ntegerize explains that they found Mahooro in a pool of blood with a deep cut on the head. Her strangled son lay besides her. According to Ntegerize, they rushed Mahooro to Hoima Regional Referral Hospital but she was pronounced dead on arrival.
Peter Akampurira, the Officer in Charge Kakumiro Police Station says they have launched investigations into the double killing. Akampurira says one person has been arrested to help in police investigations.
However, Police have declined to disclose his identity for fear of jeopardising their investigations. Police have also recovered a pair of trousers suspected to have been left behind by the assailants.
Mahooro was a single mother and only lived with her little son in the house.