Police in Mbarara are holding a man for allegedly attacking his family with acid.
The suspect Ryakitunga a Parish Chief in Mutara Sub County Mitooma district was arrested a day after his wife, Constance Kyohairwe and two children, Roderick Andinda and Treasure Akandinda suffered an acid attack.
The acid victims are residents of Nyakaguruka Cell in Kitunguru parish. The victims are currently hospitalized at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital.
Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Region Police Spokesperson, said there is reasonable suspicion that the suspect had a hand in the attack on his family.
However, the suspect maintains his innocence, saying that he had left his home to buy pain killers from a nearby trading center when he was informed about the attack.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website