KYENJOJO: Police in Kyenjojo district are investigating circumstances under which a 50 year old woman Jackline Dataya was beheaded on Monday early morning.
The incident happened at her home in Muhokya village, Kigoyera parish, Kyembogo Sub County in Kyenjojo district.
According to the officer in charge Kigoyera police post, Mr Patrick Bahemuka, the suspects could have found the deceased sleeping in her bed at around 12:50 am and cut her several times on her body before beheading her.
Mr Bahemuka said the deceased had misunderstandings with her neighbours who accused her of practicing witchcraft. He said the suspects are still at large and the hunt is ongoing.
While passing out 1,233 crime preventers in Kyenjojo district recently, the District Police Commander, Martin Mbabazi said rampant crime rate in the district has hampered development to a very big extent.
The DPC further noted that among the most common crimes are murder, arson, theft, and defilement cases.
“And to fight such crimes, the Police need to work closely with the community members,” he said.