Double tragedy as young man kills father, commits suicide

On 3 March 2021 at 10:08

A 23-year old young man from Mutuntu sector, Karongi district has committed suicide after exchanging blows with his father, 47, who succumbed to injuries.

The fighting took place on 26th February 2021 when the young man wrangled with his father claiming that he was not inherited.

They were both taken to health facilities for medical attention where the father succumbed to injuries.

After learning about the death of his father, the young man jumped over the fencing of Musango Health Center where he was admitted and hang himself in the surroundings.

The executive secretary of Mutuntu sector, Nsengiyumva Songa has told IGIHE that the father died from the University Teaching Hospital of Kigali (CHUK) where he was transferred.

“It is true that he killed his father who succumbed to injuries. After learning about father’s death, the young man jumped over fencing of the health facility where he was admitted and hang himself within 20 minutes using a bed sheet from the health center,” he said.

“The security guard provided information that the patient jumped over the fencing. Within 20 minutes after escaping, residents alerted us that someone had committed suicide within 20 minutes. We went there and found the young man dead,” added Nsengiyumva.

He appealed on residents to solve disputes amicably in Amasibo (village leadership sub-units) or seek interventions from cell or sector leaders if mediation fails.

The young man’s body was taken to Kibuye Hospital for postmortem.