A primary three pupil of Lukolo primary school in Jinja district has died following a fight with his classmate.
12-year-old Sowedi Mugulusi reportedly fell on the floor during the fight and bruised his head before he breathed his last yesterday Wednesday. Efforts to get a comment from the school administration were futile. However, a teacher at the school told URN condition of anonymity that the two pupils were close friends and even shared a desk.
“I am surprised that this unfortunate incident happened at such a time because these two boys have been so close in class and even sat together,” he says.
Salima Nabirye, the guardian of the deceased, says the school just handed over Mugulusi's body without offering her any explanation on the circumstances surrounding his death.
“I have looked after this boy since his childhood and he has been healthy throughout. I am surprised that he passed away under unclear circumstances and the school didn’t offer any explanation,” she said.
Arajab Kakande, the LC I chairperson Lukolo village, says he was only invited at the school when Mugulusi was already dead.
Mary Nyangoma, the officer in charge of Mutai police station, says a postmortem was carried out before the deceased was handed over to relatives for burial. She however, didn’t explain what could have caused the minor’s death.
Nyangoma says the boy who was involved in the fight with the deceased will be handed over to Kiira regional police station for further interrogation.