Female Suspect Commits Suicide in Police Cell

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Police in Busoga East are investigating the circumstances under which a 36-year-old female suspect allegedly committed suicide in a police cell.

The Busoga East Region Police spokesperson, Diana Nandawula has identified the deceased Sarah Mudondo who allegedly claimed her life in Busembatia police cell, in Bugweri district.

Nandawula says that Mudondo reportedly committed suicide by strangulation, using one of the threads on her dress.

The deceased’s body was taken to Iganga General Hospital Mortuary for postmortem as they pursue further inquiries on the motive that triggered this incident.

Mudondo, a resident of Kibuye A village, in Bulidha sub-county, in Bugiri district has been operating a vegetable stall in Busembatia town council. She has was arrested over theft.

Mudondo’s arrest followed complaints from fellow traders, who accused her of pickpocketing and stealing items from their stalls.

Esther Nambi, a trader in the area said they had gone to check on Mudondo and that when police officers went to call her out from the women’s cells, they noticed her lifeless body swinging in the open space.

Nandawula said they were still investigating the matter.   She said the detectives were interrogating Mudondo’s friends and relatives to ascertain whether she was going through any form of stress.

Nandawula has also cautioned members of the general public to always seek counseling from religious leaders when constrained with derailing situations rather than, opting for silence, which might result in either depression or even death.

Story by URN

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