By our reporter
One person in Rukiga was yesterday lynched by a mob for allegedly stealing a pig.
The deceased was identified as Justus Turyatemba 33-year old a resident of Kibare village in Sindi ward, Mparo town council in Rukiga district.
According to the Rukiga District Councilor for Rwamucucu Sub-county Eddy Mugish, the incident happened on Tuesday 13th August 2019 at around 9:00am.
He said that by the time the deceased was lynched, he was caught with two pigs in a sack, and when asked to explain where he got them, he resisted which forced the locals to pounce on him before setting him ablaze.
“Residents have for a long time accused the suspect of stealing their animals until today when they found him with the animals in Rwampazi cell Ibumba parish, Rwamucucu Sub County in Rukiga district”Mr Mugisha added.
Mugisha said that Turyatemba was later saved by police who rushed him to Mparo Health Centre IV where he died on arrival.
The Rukiga district police commander Aggrey Okumu said that they have started investigations in the matter as well as looking for those who participated in the mob so that they are arrested and charged
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