Police in Rukungiri are investigating circumstances under which a 33-year-old man was allegedly murdered by his 10-year-old son.
The deceased Pius Tugumisirize of Rwesigiro village Kikarara parish Bwambara sub-county Rukungiri district was reportedly killed by his son who was revenging after he saw him beat his mother.
Kigezi Regional Police Spokesperson Elly Mate noted that on Saturday Tugumisirize developed a quarrel with his wife, one Ruth Owakubariho, and as a result, the deceased hit her badly with a hoe on the head and she bled heavily.
Mate noted that the boy met his father hiding and hit him, leaving him unconscious. ‘He went home and informed them of what he had done to his father. They went and picked him and rushed him to a clinic in Kikarara where he died today morning,’ Mate added.
As all this was happening, the deceased’s wife was at the police station reporting the case of domestic violence not knowing that the son had followed his father and hit him.
Mate noted that Police were notified and they visited the scene. Postmortem done and the woman was picked for questioning while the son is on run,’ Mate said.
He noted that inquiries are underway.