A 36-year-old woman has reportedly committed suicide after losing Shs1.2 million belonging to a village savings group in Apac District.
Lillian Akite, a resident of Abuli Village, Atana Parish in Apac Sub-county, committed suicide after her mentally ill daughter tore the money belonging to the Nen Anyim group into pieces.
Akite who was the group’s treasurer reportedly committed suicide by hanging.
According to Richard Ogwal, the LC1 chairperson of Abuli Village, on a fateful day, Akite reportedly returned from a journey and found the notes shredded into pieces by her 13-year-old mentally ill daughter.
The sad incident was also confirmed by Henry Mpirwe, the acting District Police Commander saying the deceased had been keeping the money under her mattress cover.
He has advised members of such village saving groups to open bank accounts to ensure the safety of their money.