A teacher of Ariba P.7 in Iceme Sub County, Oyam District has committed suicide after beating his wife into a coma.
The deceased is Lawrence Okullo aged 54.
He reportedly committed suicide in the wee hours of Friday at this home Village in Agwiri Village, Omolo parish, Iceme sub County.
Okullo allegedly beat his wife, Christine Adong using a Panga and later committed suicide thinking that she had already died.
Okullo’s body was found by his children who had waited for hours to see their parents- whose room had remained locked for unusually long.
Secondo Aguma, the clan leader of Omolatar Odyakol clan that Okullo belongs to says the cause of the death is not yet known though their children said that their father picked a quarrel with their mother after the deceased returned from an outing on Thursday evening.
He said that the deceased’s wife- Adong has been transferred to Atapara Hospital after her condition kept worsening from Devine clinic in Awio trading centre where she was earlier admitted.
By press time on Friday afternoon, Police from Iceme Police station had reached the scene of crime and handed over the body to his Clan for burial.