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Juba officer kills mother-in-law, takes own life

Author: Elshiekh Chol | Published: Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Barricade tape for crime scene (Courtesy)

A policeman shot dead his mother-in-law and injured the deceased daughter before taking his own life in Juba earlier on Tuesday.

The incident occurred at the Cassava residential area this morning.

According to an eyewitness, forensic experts were at the crime scene.

They reportedly collected the remains of the unnamed deceased woman and her killer, a 30-year-old policeman.

The motive behind the killing is unclear.

“This happened in Hai Cassava when we were passing by. One policeman shot dead his mother-in-law at Hai Cassava. He then shot his sister-in-law and himself,” Michael who identified himself by a single name told Eye Radio while at the incident scene.

When contacted by Eye Radio, the police spokesperson, Major General Daniel Justin confirmed the incident.

“It was actually at 2:15 PM, I do not know what happened, but a soldier in operation shot his mother-in-law, also wounded another lady, and shot himself,” he said.

“We took the two bodies for investigation and opened a case,” Maj. Gen. Justin added.

 

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