Angry mourners in Mugura Cell, Rubingo Ward in North Division, Fort Portal Tourism City on Sunday set ablaze the body of Amos Mugume, a suspected kidnapper.
Mugume, who had been on police’s list of the most wanted suspected kidnappers and criminals in Fort Portal Tourism City, was shot dead in Karamaga cell, Central Division, Fort Portal City, by security personnel on Friday.
Mugume’s body was then taken to Fort Portal regional referral hospital mortuary where his relatives later picked it for his burial.
However, as the burial arrangements were ongoing on Sunday, angry mourners stormed the house where the body was being kept, brought it into the compound, poured petrol on it and set it on fire with its coffin.
Dauda Kigongo, a resident in the area, explains that the mourners were too angry and even never his body to be prayed for, saying that he did not deserve a decent burial.
Mugume was shot dead by joint security operatives following an incident in which he is alleged to have hacked one Patrick Kyomuhendo with a panga as he resisted arrest by community members.
Emmy Lorika, the Officer in Charge of Fort Police Station said that Mugume was to blame for all that has happened before he asked the mourners to vacate the place.