Grief engulfed residents of Kibatsi Cell in Nyabubare Sub-county, Bushenyi District last Sunday after two bodies of a couple were found hanging on ropes face-to-face.
The bodies were discovered hanging in the family’s bathroom.
Greater Bushenyi region police spokesperson, Martial Tumusiime identified the dead as Sebastian Ndyabahika 31, an electrician, and Meria Tusasirwe, 31, a worker at Igara Tea Growers Factory.
Police suspect the two could have been murdered by a yet-to-be identified person.
Police said they are following all possible leads, including his second wife, who reported to police in fear of being victimised as having had a hand in the killing. Police led by the Bushenyi District OC CIID, Mr Peter Tindyebwa, are investigating the matter and on Sunday, visited the crime scene to collect evidence.
However, there were mixed reactions to the killing with some people saying the couple had some misunderstandings but seemed to have been living happily.
Mr Wilson Bancwenyima, Tusasirwe’s father, said: “My daughter called me earlier this month to inform me of a conflict between them [Ndyabahika and Tusasirwe]. I came and mediated in the wrangle. But I got shocked when I got news that both had been hanged.”
Ms Irene Bashemeire, Tusasirwe’s closest friend, told this newspaper that Ndyabahika had always threatened his wife, adding: “I suspect Sebastian has fulfilled his long time threat of killing Meria.”
SOURCE: Daily Monitor