Uganda: P.3 pupil dies in fight with classmate

A primary three pupil of Lukolo Primary School in Jinja district has died following a fight with his classmate.

The deceased, a 12-year-old, reportedly fell on the floor during the fight and bruised his head before he breathed his last on Wednesday.

URN reports that efforts by their reporter to get a comment from the school administration were futile, but spoke to a teacher on condition of anonymity.

The teacher told URN 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 said.

Salima Nabirye, a guardian of the deceased, says the school handed over his 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 invited at the school after the incident occurred.

“We got the shocking news regarding the death of a pupil of  Lukolo Primary School who fell to the ground after he was punched by his classmate during a fight. We condemn the act, but we ask God to forgive,” kakande said.

Mary Nyangoma, the officer in charge of Mutai Police station, says a post mortem was carried out before the deceased’s body was handed over to the 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.

By Daily Monitor 

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