Police in Bugiri are hunting for a 32-year old woman who poured hot porridge on her husband over a christmas dress.
By Moses Bikala
Police in Bugiri are hunting for a 32-year old woman who poured hot porridge on her husband accusing him of failing to buy her a gomesi (traditional dress) for Christmas day.
The woman identified as Jennifer Auma a resident of Bugeso village, LIwemba sub county Bugiri reportedly showered her husband Joel Njumaine with very hot porridge from a charcoal stove.
Neighbors said they heard the man crying for help and ran to see what was happening only to find Njumaine in pain in his bed.
According to the LC I chairman, Bugeso village, Peter Okware, the couple have on several occasions engaged in quarrels and fights as each accused the other of cheating on the other.
Okware said the woman had earlier left her husband and only returned two months back after their parents settled their differences.
Auma is reported to have asked her husband to buy her a gomesi on Christmas eve but was shocked when he returned on December 26 after spending the day out of home.
"The woman asked the man where he had slept but the man kept quiet, she then picked the saucepan of porridge from the charcoal stove and hurled it at me," Okware narrated.
The woman fled after committing the crime leaving her husband in pain.
Njumaine is admitted at Bugiri main hospital in critical condition. His face, chest and private parts were severely burnt.
The deputy officer in charge criminal investigations department at Bugiri central police station, Joseph Lumbambo said the accused will be charged with attempted murder once she is arrested.
Woman burns husband with porridge over X-mas dress