SAD! Man Burnt to Death Inside His House

Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson

SAD! Police in Kikuube district are mounting investigations to discover how unknown assailants burnt a 30-year-old man to death.

The deceased has been identified as Daniel Ndigizimaana, a resident of Kyamugasa LC1 in Butoole parish Kyangwali sub county Kikuube district.

It is alleged that unknown assailants raided his home situated in the same village in the early hours of yesterday morning and set his grass thatched house on fire where he was burnt to death.

At the time the assailants set his house ablaze, the deceased was alone in his house.

Beatrace Arishaba, a neighbour says when they responded to an alarm made by the deceased, they discovered a thick dark smoke originating from the burning house adding that it was too late for them to save his life since they could not manage to put off the burning fire.

Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson says they managed to arrest three people who are suspected to have torched the deceased’s house that resulted into his death.

The suspects whose names have been concealed by police for fear of jeopardizing police investigations are being detained at Kikuube central police station.

According to Hakiza, police retrieved Ndigizimaana’s remains that was later taken to Hoima City mortuary for postmortem. 

He says the postmortem report indicates that the deceased died from respiratory failure that resulted from suffocation.