Rukungiri Man Hacks His Family Members to Death

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Bangirana and Jordan died on the spot; Twesigomwe was rushed to Kisiizi hospital in critical condition, where she was declared dead this morning.

A man in Rukungiri district has surrendered to Police after hacking his parents and sibling to death over land. The suspect has been identified as 24-year-old David Tumuramye, a resident of Kigarama cell in Ngoma parish, Nyakisenyi Sub County in Rukungiri district.
 
The deceased have been identified as 50-year-old Edward Bangirana, Gaudensio Twesigomwe and their 11-year-old son only identified as Jordan. Tumuramye is alleged to have attacked his family with a machete on Friday evening at 9pm.
 
Bangirana and Jordan died on the spot; Twesigomwe was rushed to Kisiizi hospital in critical condition, where she was declared dead this morning. Shortly after hacking his victims, Tumuramye surrendered to Nyakishenyi police post before he was transferred to Rukungiri Police head quarters.
 
Information obtained by URN shows that the suspect has been feuding with his family over land since he got married recently.Elly Maate, the Kigezi regional Police spokesperson says the suspect has confessed to the murder. He says they are awaiting a postmortem report as investigations continue.
 
Maate says the suspect will be arraigned in court to face murder charges once investigations are complete.

 

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