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Isingiro Teacher Accused of Murdering 8-Months-Old Son

Kasasira says they were forced to apprehend Monday as a suspect in the missing child case and after interrogation, he confessed to killing his child and dumping the body in a swamp.
Police in Isingiro District are holding a teacher who is a staff member at Green Stone Primary School teacher on charges of murdering his eight-month-old son.

The teacher who has been identified as Julius Monday strangled the baby after a domestic quarrel with his wife.

The couple,  27-year old Monday and his wife Gift Atuhaire Gift, 20, have been living together with their little son at Rwenturagara Village, Rugaaga Sub-county in Isingiro District.

Samson Kasasira the Rwizi Region Police Spokesperson says Monday killed his son  Asiimwe Julius, his biological son, on the night of Sunday and later dumped the body in a swamp, then reported a case of a missing child yesterday (Monday) morning. 

He says Monday developed domestic misunderstandings with his wife Gift beat her up and forced her out of the house at night and then out of anger strangled their son to death.

Kasasira says they were forced to apprehend Monday as a suspect in the missing child case and after interrogation, he confessed to killing his child and dumping the body in a swamp.

Kasasira says this morning, the suspect (Monday) has led the Police to the scene where he dumped the baby, the body was retrieved and taken to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital Mortuary for postmortem.

Atuhaire Gift, the wife of the suspect, says during the night of the incident the husband forced her out leaving the baby in the bed sleeping.

She says the husband has always accused her of having other men.

Medius Asiimwe, the secretary for women affairs on Rwenturagara village says the teacher was respected in the village and never expected him to do such a thing. 

She says it came as a surprise because since the lifting of the Covid-19 lockdown this is the first case out of domestic violence.

Faith Betega, a rights activist with Woman Deserves Better says such cases are caused by uncontrolled anger noting that some men are faced with that challenge and need counselling.

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