IGANGA – A 22-year-old man at the weekend committed suicide after reportedly being stopped from marrying his girlfriend by his mother-in-law.
The body of Buruhan Wanzu, a resident of Kabila Village, Nakigo Sub-county in Iganga District, was found hanging inside his rented room, the Busoga East police Spokesperson, James Mubi, said.
“Police picked the body and took it to Iganga-Nakavule Hospital for postmortem as investigations continue,” Mubi said, urging residents to always seek advice whenever they have personal issues instead of committing suicide.
In September last year, Fatuma Musubika, a Senior Two student at Buckley Secondary School, committed suicide, according to police.
According to the deceased’s mother Shamina Mutesi, her daughter went away in protest after being told to cut off her hair and never returned. Busoga East police spokesperson James Mubi said the deceased could have committed suicide after being asked to shave off her hair both from school and home.
It is alleged that she returned home after being chased away from school over her funny hair cut which made her look irresponsible. She said the deceased had of recent joined bad groups and started attending night clubs and drinking alcohol.
“My daughter has been a well behaved girl but changed for the worse after picking up friendship with a group of six girls in the area,” she said.
Nawanzu village chairperson Juma Kyobwaika said majority of youths in the area have restored to drinking and smoking marinjuana which has contributed to the increasing cases of immorality.