Police are hunting for unknown assailants who hacked a man to death in Rwamata B village in Mpasana sub-county, Kakumiro district, and disappeared with his left arm.
The deceased has been identified as 60-year-old Didas Tumwiine.
Preliminary information indicates that the assailants raided the deceased’s home around 11:30 pm on Monday night and hacked him severally on the head, neck, and hands killing him instantly.
Tumwiine was living alone in his house.
The assailants then chopped off his left arm and vanished with it. The deceased’s son, Nicholas Muhanguzi says that they heard his late father screaming for help and rushed to see what was happening only to find his lifeless body lying in a pool of blood in the compound.
He says that on closer examination, they realized that the deceased’s left arm was missing. It is still unclear how the thugs gained entrance into the deceased’s house.
According to Julius Hakiza the Albertine region police spokesperson, investigations into the brutal murder have commenced. He called upon the public to cooperate with the police by availing vital information that could lead to the arrest and detention of the suspects.
Hakiza added that the police picked up the deceased’s body and conveyed it to Kakumiro Health centre IV where it is lying pending a postmortem. This is not the first incident of this kind in Rwamata village.