Police in Kasanda district are holding a man in connection to the brutal murder of his mother and injuring her neighbor. 84-year-old Christine Nakubulwa, a resident of Lusolo B Village in Kassanda Sub County succumbed to machete wounds at Mityana General Hospita last evening where she had been rushed by good Samaritans.
She had machete wounds on her back, chest and hands. Her 70-year-old neighbor only identified as Nabatanzi was also rushed to Mityana General Hospital in critical condition but was referred to Mulago National Referral hospital.
As a result, police launched a manhunt for the attackers with a sniffer dog, which led them to Nakubulwa's son, whose identity has been withheld by police.
Norbert Ochom, the Wamala Region Police Spokesperson, says following the incident they visited the crime scene with a sniffer dog that led them to the house where the suspect was picked up.
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Ochom says preliminary investigations show that the suspect didn't act alone. One of the residents told URN on condition of anonymity that the suspect has for long been threatening to kill his mother over a family dispute.
They suspect that Nabatanzi could have seen those behind the attack prompting them to attack her to cover their tracks. Cases of domestic violence are on the rise in Wamala Region over family dispute.
Police blame the vice on drug abuse, alcoholism, poor child nurturing and inheritance woes among other factors.