Police in Nyamagabe District have arrested one Bernadette Mukankaka and three of her children for allegedly battering their father to death.
According to the Police, the victim, Francois Nshimiyimana, and his spouse, Mukankaka, broke into a fight minutes after they returned home drunk on Wednesday.
“In the middle of the fight, their twin daughters – Theodette Musabeyezu and Odette Dusabeyezu, and son Philibert Niyitanga, intervened and overpowered their father, battering him unconscious,” said Chief Superintendent Hubert Gashagaza, the Southern region Police spokesperson.
Nshimiyimana was rushed to the University Teaching Hospital of Butare in Huye, where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
Police arrested the four suspects who were by press time detained at Gasaka Police station in Nyamagabe.
Preliminary findings show that the bloody incident was fueled by consumption of illicit brew and property disputes, Police said.
“This family should have reported any form of misunderstanding they had rather than fighting that resulted into death of one of their own,” Gashagaza said.
The four suspects in Nshimiyimana’s death have confessed to the offense.
Murder is a crime that attracts a life sentence, while manslaughter attacks a jail term of between 10 and 15 years.