By Allan Mugabe
A 54 year old veteran is nursing a severe wound at Bwindi community hospital after his biological son cut off his hand.
Katungi Benson a resident of kishayo cell kishenyi parish, Kanyantorogo subcounty was last evening at around 7:30 attacked by his
son only identified Ian, a primary seven pupil at kishenyi primary school and cut off his hand using a panga.
It is alleged that the son was forced to cut off his Father’s hand after he spent the whole day running after his wife the mother to his eight children over family issues with the panga.
According to witnesses in the afternoon, when he got hold of her, he beat her seriously which might have angered the boy to attack his father and cut off his hand.
The incident has been reported to Kanyantorogo police Post and the hint for the son who is currently on the run instituted.
Speaking to Kanyantorogo subcounty chairperson Kenneth Tumiramye who rushed the victim to Bwindi community hospital, he said the old man completely lost his hand that was cut from the wrist.
By press time, he said that the victim was out of danger since he was out of the operation room.
He however condemned the act but was quick to add that all this is caused by alcoholism and Domestic violence, saying the couple has had long standing family rows.
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