A 53-year-old man is dead after his girlfriend beat him to death because she suspected that he was from cheating on her.

Noah Sikumba a resident of Kakira town council in Jinja district met his death Tuesday night when he came back home later than expected by his wife, Sarah Birungi.

Before the incident, Birungi who had for some time been suspecting the deceased to have a side dish, spent close to two hours searching for her husband in all bars in Kakira in vain, according to residents.

On reaching home at around 10:00pm, Sikumba failed to convince his angry wife on where he had been.

“They picked a quarrel but because domestic violence has been their habit, we were not bothered. But we were shocked when we heard a loud bang.

In the process we saw the woman trying to run away but we caught her to stop her from escaping until we could know what had happened. To the shock of the whole village she had murdered her,” says Katalo Waiswa a resident.

Sania Lubogo a police officer at Kakira says the body of the deceased was taken to Jinja hospital for postmortem and Birungi was arrested as prime suspect.

Police say the woman shall be produced in court once investigations arr done.