By Sylvia Kugonza
Police in Fort Portal are holding a man for allegedly killing his mother in law with a spear.
It is alleged that Moses Alinaitwe aged 24 a resident of Burunda village Rurama parish Rutete sub county Kabarole district killed his mother in-law Kyasiimire Lydia aged 50 a resident of the same area with a spear when he was fighting with his wife demanding divorce.
According to the police, Alinaitwe and his wife got involved in a family conflict forcing her to divorce which prompted her to first go back to her mother’s home for some time.
On Wednesday 12th June, furious Alinaitwe stormed his mother in-law’s home with a spear intending to kill his wife but instead in the scuffle the spear missed and hit the old mother.
Police said that after the incident, Alinaitwe went on hiding until Thursday 13th June when he reported himself to the police.
However in revenge, the residents have stormed the suspect’s home and burnt his house to ashes plus cutting his banana plantation.
The body of the deceased was taken to Fort Portal regional referral hospital for postmortem as investigations are ongoing.
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