A 40-year-old Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) deserter was on Friday night beaten to death in Kisoro district.
This came after he attacked one of the homes at night, injuring the occupants.
The deceased has been identified by police as David Kanyamahoro.
According to Kisoro District Police Commander Charles Okoto, Kanyamahoro and three others who are still at large on Friday at around 11pm attacked the home of a one David Mugisha in Nyagicyebe Village, Rwaramba Parish, Nyakinama sub-county, Kisoro district and terrorised the occupants.
They were armed with a knife, a pick axe, a machete and spade. But in the process of fighting, the family members managed to get hold of the said army deserter, and other residents came and they beat him to death.
His body was later taken to Kisoro hospital mortuary.
Okoto said that Mugisha and his wife were injured during the scuffle.
He also told this reporter that police has commenced investigations and the hunts for others who are on the run.