Thursday August 7 2014

Woman poisons grandchildren, commits suicide

By Julius Ocungi

Grief engulfed residents of Pida Lord Village, Ongako Sub-County in Gulu District after a 61-year-old woman was found dead after she allegedly fed two of her grandchildren with poison.

The woman identified as Terijina Latigi, was found dead in her hut by her neighbors while two of her grandchildren, Paska Atto, 10, and Hilda Piloya, 11 were critical condition.
The two poisoned children were rushed to St Mary’s Hospital Lacor in critical condition and are currently receiving medical treatment.  The children were reportedly abandoned at their grandmother’s by their mother.

Aswa regional police spokesperson, Jimmy Patrick Okema, confirmed the incident, and added that investigations are on going.