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Mother Of Eight Hangs Self In Kitgum


Residents of Bwolela village, Pacua parish, Mucwini Sub County in Kitgum District are stricken by grief after a 47-year old woman was on Sunday evening found hanging dead on a tree near her home.

Sarah Lakot, a mother of 8 allegedly hanged herself following constant quarrels with her husband and children.

Richard Komakech Pailibu, the Local Council three chairperson Mucwini Sub County said Lakot’s body was discovered at around 4; 00pm. He said police visited the scene and gave her family a go ahead to bury the body.

Robert Oken, the officer in charge of crime Kitgum said he was yet to be informed by officers on the ground. Oken said this now brings to 4 the number of suicide deaths registered in Mucwini sub county since the lockdown started.

Over 60 people have committed suicide in the last 7 months in Aswa River Region.

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