Mugumya attacked Namatovu accusing her of dating another man.
PIC: Dr Kiyemba (right) with Namatovu (centre) at Rakai Hospital. (Credit: Davis Buyondo)
RAKAI- The Police in Rakai district are hunting a man said to have hacked his wife after a breakup that did not go down well with the male companion.
The incident occurred on Sunday morning at Kaserere village in Lwabakoba parish, Kagamba sub-county.
The suspect, Godfrey Mugumya, is on the run, while the victim Flora Namatovu, 32, is admitted at Rakai Hospital in critical condition after sustaining multiple deep cuts on the back, neck and left hand.
It is alleged that Mugumya and Namatovu had separated following a dispute over an unknown matter. Since the two never had children, Namatovu decided to rent a room and find a job within the same locality.
Namatovu claimed Mugumya had on several occasions requested her to return, but she was not forthcoming. “I was not willing to get back with him after the mistreatment,” she said.
Mugumya later attacked her, accusing her of dating another man.
Dr Yasin Kiyemba, the Rakai Hospital medical superintendent, said Namatovu lost a lot of blood from the open wounds.
He added that the wounds were later stitched, but suspects her spinal bones were slightly affected in the process.
“We are yet to establish the exact damage once we get an X-ray report. We do not have an X-ray machine here to examine her, but we shall refer her to Masaka Hospital,” Kiyemba said.
Patience Baganzi, the district Police commander, said the Police are still hunting for the suspect and once arrested, he would be charged with attempted murder.
A similar incident happened in Bumogolo village in Byakabanda sub-county a few weeks ago.
A man killed five-day-old twins and cut off his wife’s hand. Asuman Ssekidde allegedly attacked Regina Namatovu, 35, after suspecting the twins belonged to another man.
Police’s Child and Family Protection Unit have appealed to the public to report domestic disputes for redress instead of taking the law in their hands.