An angry mob in Nagadudula village in Nawaningyi sub county, Iganga district have lynched two suspected thieves who attacked their village chairperson, Grace Ndimulodi on Friday morning.
The suspects have been identified as 22-year-old Farouk Muwereza and Difas Byakika aged 25 years.
According to reports, the duo was part of a gang of five who stormed the house of Ndimulodi, cut his left hand and leg, before breaking into his kitchen where they started gathering his chickens.
However, his grandchild shouted for help and alerted members of neighbors who quickly ganged up to fight the suspects.
Ndimulodi was rushed to Iganga general hospital emergency unit for further management.
James Mubi the Busoga east police spokesperson, says cases of theft have moderately increased, however most victims are uncooperative when it comes to alerting police authorities to properly pursue and charge suspects.
He also noted that police will investigate all those implicated in masterminding mob justice-related acts with an aim of prosecuting suspects and ensuring that communities desist from such vices.