The Police in Kabale District are investigating circumstances under which a 40 years old man identified as Agrey Turyamwisimira attempted to kill his mother Peace Turyatemba by hitting her with a hoe and after which, he tried to commit suicide by setting himself ablaze with paraffin.
The suspect was rescued and rushed to Kabale Regional Referral Hospital with serious burns all over the body.
Kigezi Regional Police Spokesman Elly Maate told journalists that the incident took place yesterday morning at their home in Kihoko village Muyebe Parish Buhara sub-county.
Maate explained that the mother was rushed to Rushoroza Hospital in Kabale Municipality where she is being treated.
Maate said that the Police have not yet established the motive for which the man wanted to kill his mother but reliable sources revealed that the suspect at times behaves as if he has a mental problem.
Maate said that the case was registered at Kabale Central Police Station under reference number SD 54/27/03/2023 to help in investigations.