Kanungu Police are investigating circumstances under, which a newly recruited Police constable torched himself to death.
Lovis Abeireho, a resident of Nyakatare cell in Western ward in Kanungu town council, reportedly doused himself with petrol and set himself ablaze around 6 am this morning after being ejected by his wife from their rented premises following a domestic row.
Residents tried to save him by putting off the fire and rushing him to Kanungu Health Center IV, which referred him to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital but he breathed his last in Kambugu while in transit.
Elly Maate, the Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson has condemned the incident, saying all married couples get misunderstandings but should learn to address their problems through the authorities.
In June last year, Hussein Walugembe, a Boda boda rider torched himself to death inside Masaka central police station to protest police’s failure to release his impounded motorbike.