The Police in Rubanda district is holding in custody a 40 year old man identified as Jerome Turyatunga, a resident of Ruhija Sub County who allegedly beat his wife 37 year old Mangadalena Kabagambe to death.
It is alleged that Turyatunga would normally batter the deceased who passed away at Ruhija Health Center II with severe injuries allegedly resulting from her husband’s beating.
Neighbors to the deceased said she rarely reported about the beatings to authorities and when they saw her condition worsen, they rushed her to the health centre where she died from a few minutes after arrival.
Police officers from Rubanda police arrested the husband after a tip off from the deceased relatives after they saw scratches on her face when her body was brought back home.
The Kigezi Police Spokesperson Elly Maate confirmed the husband’s arrest as investigations into the death commenced.
“Her body was brought to Kabale referral hospital on the 17:00hrs for postmortem by police surgeon and the body was handed over to relatives for burial as inquiries continue,” Maate said
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