Police in Sembabule District are holding a 26- year-old mother for allegedly beheading her husband in a fight over Shs 20,000.
The suspect Generous Birungi, a resident of Ibaare village in Bulongo Sub County was picked by police on allegation that she murdered her husband, Nuru Kabarwanyi in a domestic violence brawl.
According to eye witnesses, the suspect had borrowed Shs20, 000 from a village savings group to cultivate beans for the family but when they sold the produce, her husband allegedly spent all the money.
Mr John Mary Mugambe, the Ntuusi Sub County Internal Security Officer (GISO) said that it began as a quarrel before Kabarwanyi held a stick and started beating his wife accusing her of furiously demanding for the money.
“Amid the scuffle, the stick fell from his hand and as he bent to pick it, the wife got a machete and hacked him,” Mr Mugambe said.
According to Mugambe, they managed to save the suspect from the angry mob that attempted to lynch her.
In a separate incident, police have recovered the body of a man who was murdered and his left hand cut off. The body of Moses Bishanga, a casual worker in Bulongo Sub County was, according to police, dumped in a shrub with deep cuts.
Mr Samson Obicho, the in charge of Crime Intelligence and Investigations Department at Sembabule District Police Station said investigations into the two incidents have commenced.
Source: Daily Monitor