Story by Uziah Tusaasire

Police in Kanungu District are invstigating circumstances underwhich a 41 year old man committed suicide by hanging.

The deceased has been identified as Abel Tugumizemu and a resident of Nyabihoko cell, Nyamigoyi parish in Kanyantorogo sub-county.

According to the Kigezi Police spokesperson Elly Maate, Tugumizemu, visited the home of the area chairperson, Benson Rwabihogo, on October 21, 2023, around 6:00 PM, expressing concerns of being followed by people threatening his life.

Maate says, the chairperson provided him a room to spend the night, intending to address the issue in the morning.

However, the following morning, Tugumizemu was discovered hanging in the same room.

Dr. Yosamu of Kanyantorogo Health Center 3 conducted a postmortem at the scene, and the body was subsequently handed over to relatives for burial.

Maate states that inquiries are ongoing to establish the cause of the hanging.