A 29-year old man in Amuru district identified as Fred Bago killed his wife in the wee hours of this morning for allegedly denying him sex.
Emmanuel Bwambale, the Amuru District Police Commander said the suspect and his 26-year old wife Katy Ayet had a fight at around 3:00am at their home in Labila-Ome Sub ward, Amuru Sub County accusing the deceased of denying him his conjugal rights.
Bwambale said during the fight, the deceased-Ayet stabbed the suspect in the stomach with a knife and the suspect used an axe to hit her on the head killing her instantly.
He said that after realizing he had killed his wife, the suspect -Bago set their house on fire in attempt to commit suicide but later ran out after the fire became too hot for him leaving his wife’s body to burn.
Bwambale said that Bago who sustained a deep cut in the stomach and also burns on his body was arrested adding that a charge of murder will be preferred against him.
He said the deceased’s body was set to be taken to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital for a postmortem before being handed to the family for burial