Police have arrested Mugerwa Muhammad, 29, a boda boda rider in Bulenga village, Kikwayi Parish, Ngonwe sub-county, in Buikwe district for the aggravated torture of his wife, 25-year-old Nakazi Gertrude.
According to police, facts gathered indicate that the husband suspected his wife of infidelity after she spent a night outside their marital home on 19.10.2022 and returned the following day 20.10.2022 at around 9 pm.
Additionally, the suspect developed an intention of inflicting serious injuries on his wife as a form of punishment.
He timed when his wife was deep asleep and boiled hot water which he poured into the genitals of his wife thus causing very severe injuries and lacerations on her private parts and body surroundings.
Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, noted that the victim screamed for help due to the much pain and agony she was going through. Rescuers rushed her to Kawolo Hospital for treatment. Her husband was arrested.
“This is an example of extreme domestic violence and revenge by men who react with fury instead of seeking better help on how to resolve domestic conflicts including suspicions of infidelity,” Enanga said.
“Being betrayed in a relationship does not feel fair or right and it can bring out your rage even if you are a peaceful person. You get mad at the person with whom your partner had the affair. You also feel angry at your partner too. And may feel angry at yourself for not seeing what went wrong and possibly preventing it,” he added.
Enanga highlighted that in some instances people do not realize that a reaction welling up inside them constitutes revenge.