A harrowing incident in the quiet village of Lwanume “A” in Kalungu district has left the community in shock and mourning as police investigate the deaths of two children, allegedly killed by their own father. The tragic event unfolded on September 2, 2023, prompting swift action by law enforcement authorities.
According to Senior Commissioner of Police (SCP) Fred Enanga, the Police Spokesperson, the gruesome discovery was made when the chairman LC1 of Lwanume “A” village, Mr. Mutebi Akaya, reported the incident. Two lifeless bodies of a male and female juvenile were found abandoned under a mango tree near Lwanume Catholic Church. Amidst the tragic scene, a third female juvenile, aged just 2 years and dressed in a red-white outfit, was found alive and crying near her deceased siblings.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the children’s father is the prime suspect in this heartbreaking case. It is alleged that he killed his two children before abandoning their bodies under the mango tree. The motive behind this shocking act remains unclear, and investigators are working diligently to piece together the events leading up to the tragedy.
In a disturbing turn of events, the father reportedly attempted to take his own life following the alleged murder of his children. He is currently under police custody and receiving medical treatment at a local hospital. Police officers are maintaining a vigilant presence at the hospital to ensure the safety of both the suspect and medical staff.
The local community is grappling with the shock and grief of this unthinkable incident. Authorities have extended their condolences to the family and friends affected by the tragedy and are offering support to those in need.
The police investigation into this heartbreaking case is ongoing, and further details are expected to emerge as the inquiry progresses. Meanwhile, the surviving 2-year-old child, who miraculously escaped harm, is receiving care and support from local authorities.
This deeply disturbing incident serves as a grim reminder of the importance of mental health awareness and support in communities. Authorities are urging individuals facing emotional distress or difficult circumstances to seek help through appropriate channels.
As the investigation unfolds, the community of Kalungu comes together to mourn the loss of two innocent lives and seek answers to the questions surrounding this tragic event.