Thirty-three-year-old, Aidah Naikobe, a resident of Kadiba zone in
Buwenge town council, Jinja district, is reported to have committed suicide by
strangulation after receiving information that, her estranged boyfriend had moved on with
Naikobe who had separated from her boyfriend and sought
refuge in her parents’ home used a rope to strangle herself on Saturday morning.
Florence Nabirye, the deceased’s sister says that Naikobe’s
marriage was characterized with violence, prompting her to pull out close to one
year ago but she stayed in touch with the boyfriend.
“My sister was in a relationship with a
man who is unknown to us in Soroti and she kept on complaining about persistent
domestic violence, so we encouraged her to move out but she later reconciled with him," Florence said. "Our parents wanted him to make a formal visit, a decision he
declined to adhere to.”
Nabirye adds that Naikobe’s parents allowed her to return
to the marriage but the boyfriend instead informed her that he was already
engaged to another lady prompting her to commit suicide.
Moses Lukisi, the deceased’s uncle, says that Naikobe spent
the whole of Friday locked up in her room.“After receiving the disappointing
news, Naikobe spent the whole of Friday crying while locked up in her room and
on trying to forcefully open her door, we found her lifeless body hanging by the rope,”
Henry Mugarura, the Kiira North division police commander
says that the deceased’s body has been taken to Buwenge health center IV
mortuary for postmortem.