By Martha Nakimuli
Police in Kibale district ,Kakumiro have dragged a 22- year -old man to police cells for cutting open the womb of his dead pregnant wife to remove the foetus.
Mujib Seruja a resident of Kabulubutu village told police that after his wife Nabasiba Gertrude died on Sunday morning ,he had no money to take her to hospital to have the foetus removed .He thus got a sharp knife and cut his wife’s abdomen and removed the fetus .He retained the fetus and transported the wife’s body to her parents home in Bwanswa Sub county for burial.
However ,before burial ,the relatives of Nabasiba discovered that there was a big wound on her abdomen .They attacked Seruja and asked him to explain what caused a big wound on his wife’s abdomen.
He narrated what he did to his wife ,but they could not listen .At the time ,they were advancing to lynch him ,police intervened and detained him.
Charles Okello ,the officer incharge of Kakumiro Police Station said police is investigating circumstances under which Nabasiba died.