An 18-year-old woman has committed suicide in Moroto district after being called a thief by her relative.
Esther Anyakun, a resident of Camp Swahili Chini in South Division hanged herself inside the house on Monday morning. It is reported that Anyakun picked up a quarrel with her 13-year-old cousin over the loss of Shs 10,000 in the house.
The quarrel that later degenerated into a fight reportedly forced Anyakun to take her life when the cousin accused her of stealing the money kept in the box.
According to Moroto district police commander Peter Ongwara, the deceased locked herself inside the house when she saw people approaching, threatening to take her to police. He explains that postmortem report indicates that she died of strangulation.
Whereas cases of suicide in Moroto are usually attributed to drunkenness, Anyakun's case points to fear of facing the police. Ongwara says police has recorded about four cases of suicide, mainly from Rupa since the year started.