NEWS– The Police in Rukungiri District have arrested a couple over the mysterious death of their 7 months old son.
Rukungiri District Police Commander SP Musa Tibakirana identified the deceased as Owakubariho Darius, son to Mbangirwe Nicholas and Naturinda Annah both residents of Rugarama Village, Kyaburere Parish in Bugangari Sub county in Rukungiri District.
Its reported that the baby was being carried by the mother Naturinda who was at the same time preparing supper on Thursday night and later the deceased slept off. He was taken to the bedroom opposite the kitchen but surprisingly when supper got ready, the mother entered the bedroom but could not find the baby.
SP Tibakirana told our reporter that the frightened mother started crying for assistance and the cries attracted a number of villagers who tried to search all the neighbouring areas but all in vain.
However, on the morning of Friday June 17th 2022, the father to the deceased Mbangirwe reported the incident at Bugangari Police station and a case of disappearance was registered under reference number SD 05/17/06/2022.
The DPC explained that later in the day, the dead body of the juvenile was found wrapped in a cloth (kitengye) belonging to the mother at an aproximate distance of around 10 metres from the house.
Police was informed, Scene of Crime officer visited and documented together with a team of homicide detectives. The body was taken to Rwakabengo Health Center III mortuary for postmortem examination to ascertain the actual cause of death.
Tibakirana said that both parents have been arrested and detained at Rukungiri Central Police Station to assist in the ongoing investigations and the case of murder by strangulation was registered under reference number CRB 550/2022.