The Police in Masindi is hunting for a man only identified as Tugume for allegedly biting his colleague’s ear over a debt of shillings 200.
Tugume, who is a money collector at a video hall in Kibaale village, Miirya sub-county in Masindi allowed David Muhumuza 17, to watch a movie at 200 shillings on Sunday after he promised to pay him the money the next day.
However, it is alleged that after pleading with Tugume to pay the money on Monday evening in vain, he confronted him biting his ear. He later took off to an unknown destination after committing the crime.
Muhumuza was later rushed to Kabalega medical center in Masindi town for medication following the injuries inflicted on his ear.
Muhumuza says he pleaded with Tugume to forgive him in vain.
According to Imelda Kateba, Muhumuza’s grandmother she does not understand why Tugume acted in such a crude manner saying if Muhumuza had refused to pay the money, he would have reported him to the police for action to be taken against him.
She fears that her grandson could become deaf following the injuries inflicted on his ear.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson has confirmed the incident adding that the hunt for the suspect has commenced.