Authorities in Kanungu are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the alleged suicide of a 30-year-old individual named Bright Turyatunga, a resident of Kinyabutongo village in Kyibimbiri parish, Matanda sub-county, Kanungu district. It is reported that he took poison, resulting in his tragic demise.
The deceased was reportedly involved in a romantic relationship with a local resident named Ingabire Sharon from the same area. On the evening of October 22, 2023, at around 22:00 hours, he went to Ingabire Sharon’s residence without her consent, but she refused to let him in.
Subsequently, on the morning of October 23, 2023, at approximately 08:00 hours, he was discovered lying in the compound of Ingabire Sharon in critical condition. Community members rushed to administer first aid, but sadly, he passed away immediately.
It has been reported that the deceased had made a written commitment before community members, pledging not to disturb Ingabire Sharon by revisiting her home.
According to information provided by the area chairperson, Deus Owoyesigire, the deceased had made multiple suicide attempts in the past. On October 22, 2023, he even stated his intention to commit suicide.
The police were promptly alerted to the situation and investigated at the scene. A postmortem examination was performed at the crime scene, and the body was subsequently released to the family for burial arrangements.
Additionally, suspected chemical substances, specifically “fludan,” believed to have been ingested by the deceased, were recovered as potential evidence at the crime scene for analysis at the Government Analytical Laboratory (GAL).