Man chops off girlfriend’s hand over rejecting marriage proposal
Police in Bududa District are investigating an incident in Nabooti Village, Nakatsi Sub-county, where a man allegedly chopped off his girlfriend’s hand, a minor, for rejecting his marriage proposal.
It is alleged that the suspect, who was armed with a machete, allegedly waylaid his 16-year-old girlfriend on a path to her parents’ home at about 9pm last week and chopped off her right hand.
The victim, a Senior Two student, also sustained several injuries on other parts of the body.
She is admitted to Mbale Regional Referral Hospital.
“He wanted to marry me but I declined because I am still interested in my studies. This did not go well with him. He became angry with me,” the victim narrated.
The 16-year-old said she was in the company of her friend on the fateful day.
“After chopping off my hand, he took off, leaving me in a pool of blood. It is my friend who called my people and they took me to Bududa hospital where they referred me to Mbale Regional Referral Hospital for better management,” she added.
The family of the16-year-old victim reported a case of attempted murder to Bududa Central Police Station but the victim was given a police form 3, indicating a case of defilement instead of attempted murder.
The victim accused police of arresting the suspect and later releasing him under unclear circumstances.
“I want police to re-arrest the suspect because I need justice. He should be arrested and prosecuted,” she said.