Crime & Investigation

7 Month Old Baby Killed in Parents’ Fight

Police in Mbarara has arrested a 28year old man alleged to have killed his own 7 months daughter during a fight with his wife.

Elia Karyabakiza, sales a resident of Omukihangire cell, Mwizi Sub County Mbarara district was arrested yesterday after quarreling with his wife. The child is said to have been accidentally killed as the couple fought each other.

Elia while speaking to police said the fight arose when his wife was accused by neighbors of stealing a mobile phone, which was found with her as she denied the allegations.

He said the wife was fined Shs 20,000 by the locals which incensed him.

He added that he was not responsible of the death of their child.

“I do not know about the death of our child; I just fought with my wife and she ran away out of fear and that’s when police picked me at my home” he said

DPC Jaffar Magyezi confirmed the arrest of the suspected murderer and investigations are ongoing.

He said the body was taken to Mbarara referral hospital and postmortem report showed that the child died of beating.



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