Police in Mpigi district is investigating circumstances under which a 14-year-old girl identified as Moreen Kusasira was killed in Natwala village, Kiringente sub county.
It is alleged that the deceased’s 72-year-old grandmother identified as Nakaweesi Pasitanziya returned from a village function and found Kusasira had slaughtered a chicken and served it to other siblings.
Nakaweesi became irritated, called a family gathering and resolved to have Kusasira punished.
According to Police spokesperson Fred Enanga, Nakaweesi’s son identified as Julius Kyomuhendo was tasked with the responsibility of punishing Kusasira (now deceased) who beat her mercilessly and later succumbed to injuries at Mulago hospital.
“The son of this old woman called Kyomuhendo Julius, 16-year-old got a cane and started caning this girl repeatedly about more than 50 strokes. He went on to start kicking her around on the lower abdomen and other parts of the body,” Enanga said.
The victim was then rushed to Mpigi health center in an unconscious state from where she was transferred to Mulago hospital where she died.
Enanga confirmed the arrest of the grandmother, her son Julius Kyomuhendo and other suspects involved in the crime.
“We have the grandmother and all the members including the mother of the victim together with Kyomuhendo Julius and we are investigating them for murder,” said Enanga.
In a related development in Olopari village, Yivu subcounty in Maracha district, two brothers had a scuffle and their father identified as Alio Jonebro, a teacher intervened to separate them and in the process one of his sons identified as Gilbert Ayiko turned the anger to his father and beat him mercilessly into a semi-conscious state.
His younger brother Cosmas Mugungu with whom he was fighting tried to intervene and in the process hacked his elder brother on the head and nearly reaped off his right hand.
In retaliation, Ayiko (elder brother) got a panga and cut his brother.
Enanga condemned the act and said it could easily be resolved.
“Within the homestead, we have three cases of cuttings and hacking over matters that could easily be addressed,” he said.
The three were rushed to hospital but unfortunately their father succumbed to the injuries and the brothers are in critical conditions.