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Masindi Man Kills Wife, Commits Suicide :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Masindi Man Kills Wife, Commits Suicide

The deceased persons have been identified as Ivan Mugisa 25 and Justine Katwesige 19, both residents of Bisaju village, Kasenene parish, Nyantonzi sub county in Masindi district. The incident happened on Thursday night.
A man in Masindi has committed suicide after he brutally murdered his wife.

The deceased persons have been identified as Ivan Mugisa 25 and Justine Katwesige 19, both residents of Bisaju village, Kasenene parish, Nyantonzi sub county in Masindi district. The incident happened on Thursday night.

Available information obtained by Uganda Radio Network-URN indicates that the couple picked up a quarrel on Thursday night for unknow reasons and in the process, Mugisa picked a panga and severally hacked Katwesige on the head and neck killing her instantly. He later carried the body and dumped it in a cassava garden.

After killing his wife, Mugisa reportedly committed suicide by drinking a substance suspected to be poison.His body too was found lying alongside his wife’s body in the same cassava plantation.

   

Patrick Akugizibwe, the Bisaju Village LCI Vice Chairperson, told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that the couple has been having misunderstandings in their marriage for long and he suspects these misunderstandings could have led to the murder and suicide. 

   

Rogers Agaba, a resident, explains that their bodies were discovered in a nearby cassava plantation by residents on Friday evening.

They later alerted the police who swung into action and rushed to the crime scene.  

Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson has confirmed the incident, saying that police rushed to the crime scene, picked the bodies that were later conveyed to Masindi general hospital mortuary pending postmortem.  

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