One of the suspects arrested in Rakai district over cannibalism has reportedly committed suicide in a Police cell in Masaka.
Noah Serunjogi, the Regional Police Spokes person says the shocking incident occurred the wee hours of Saturday morning. The suspect James Eric Musujja reportedly used a synthetic washing sponge to end his life.
Musujja was one of the six suspects arrested early in the week in connection with the alleged disappearance and murder of a 21 year-old woman and her baby in Rakai. He was then transferred to Masaka Police station for custody.
Fellow inmates sounded an alarm that attracted the attention of officers on duty.
Serunjogi adds that the incident has since caused panic among other suspects and police constables being the first of its kind to happen at station. He added that they are still investigating the matter to establish the actual cause of his death.
The matter stems from a brutal incident that occurred at Kagombe village, Kyalurangira Sub County in Rakai District when a mother and her nine months-old baby were butchered. The victims had reportedly travelled to attend a burial in Kyarurangira-Rakai.
It is said that the woman, Peace Alinaitwe and her husband Deus Bandihihi, both residents of Kankamba village in Kabongo parish-Kisekka Sub-county in Lwengo District failed to travel back to Lwengo before nightfall and reportedly searched for accommodation.
John Ssegirinya, the village chairman offered to host them for a night.
According to Bandihihi, Ssegirinya turned against them and hacked his wife Alinaitwe and the baby into pieces with the help of Asaf Tumuhimbisibwe and his wife Jovelet Nuwagaba.
Bindihihi escaped with severe injuries and later reported the matter to police leading to the arrest of the six suspects.