Lekobwami Ssozi was beaten with stones and clubs before his body was set ablaze, while his son, Samuel Batte, was only saved by the Police who shot in the air to disperse the mob.
Five houses, banana and coffee plantations and animals belonging to Ssozi and his children were also destroyed.
The residents accused Ssozi and his family of killing and eating Baker Sempungu, a villagemate.
The Rakai Police chief, Juma Okungo, said residents convened a meeting on Sunday after Sempungu disappeared on June 12.
According to Okungo, before his disappearance, Sempungu had told the LCs that the Ssozis always chased him whenever he passed by their home at night.
Okungo said when officials threatened to conduct a house-to-house search, roasted parts of Semounguâ€™s body surfaced. His heart, tongue and intestines were missing.
The residentsâ€™ suspicion arose when Batte went to the Police seeking protection, saying their lives were threatened.
The residents interpreted the act for guilt and attacked the Ssozis.
Mob lynches man over cannibalism