Woman shot dead during argument

National, Normal

The National, Thursday, May 26th 2011

A woman in Southern Highlands was shot dead  last Saturday in Kagua district.
It is alleged that the woman was shot twice, once on her forehead and once on her chest during a domestic argument.
The victim was a primary school teacher and was believed to be pregnant.
A woman leader in the province, Dorothy Huku condemned the killing.
Huku, who is a women’s representative on the provincial executive council, said in Mendi on Monday that it was not good for an educated person to take the life of a close relative.
She said women were the backbone of families and equal partners in the development of the province and nation.
Huku said it was not good to see men attack women unnecessarily and kill them for no good reason.
Highlands divisional police commander and assistant police commissioner Simon Kauba said yesterday criminal investigation officers in Mendi had been instructed to visit the site and conduct an immediate investigation into the killing.
Kauba said police were asked to retrieve the body and take it to the hospital for a post-mortem examination.
Kauba said whether the husband was involved as alleged or other persons were involved would be revealed during the course of the investigation.
He said he had yet to get a full report from the criminal investigation officers now working on the ground.