By Ambrose Kweronda
Police in Kanungu District are currently in pursuit of an 18-year-old man who assaulted his biological father, leading to his father’s death a few days later in Biizi village Southern Ward Rutenga Town Council.
The suspect has been identified as Ndeeya, an 18-year-old male resident of Biizi village, Southern Ward, Rutenga Town Council in Kanungu District.
According to a local resident Mugenyi Ezra, on the 13th of June 2023 at approximately 9:00 PM, a domestic dispute erupted between Begumanya Phenahansi, a 57-year-old male, and his wife Twongeirwe Charity, a 52-year-old.
In the course of the altercation, their 18-year-old biological son, Ndeeya, grabbed a heavy stick and struck his father three times on the head, resulting in multiple injuries.
Mugenyi confirmed that initially, the victim was treated at home by his family members, who did not report the incident to the police.
However, on the 26th of June 2023 at around 10:00 AM, the victim’s condition worsened, prompting his family to take him to Kisiizi Hospital in Rukungiri District. Unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries on the 28th of June 2023 at approximately 2:00 PM while still at the hospital.
The body was subsequently transported from the hospital back to the family home for a proper burial.
ASP Elly Maate, the Kigezi Region police spokesperson, confirmed the incident today.
A team of detectives led by D/Aip Tumusabe Francis from the District SOCO Kanungu and No.44956 Cpl Okochii, the O/C Rutenga Police Post, visited the crime scene.
Maate stated that the body has been examined while the suspect remains at large.