UPDF Soldier Shoots Self Dead

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Police in Kasese district are investigating circumstances under which a UPDF soldier has committed suicide.

Police in Kasese district are investigating circumstances under which a UPDF soldier has committed suicide.

Thirty one year old Tinkason Beresta, attached to 305th battalion is alleged to have shot himself dead on Saturday night in his house at Murongoti Detach in Kasese town council.

According to Bakari Muga Bashir, the Western region police spokesperson, Tinkason, No.RA161493, shot himself in the chest and died instantly.

Bakari says the colleagues and the neighbours in the barracks had the bullets at night and rushed to see what had happened and found Tinkason dead.

Bakari says they found Tinkason’s body lying in a pool of blood with an AK47 he used to kill himself on the floor.
Moses Kafero, the Kasese District Police Commander confirms Tinkason’s death but says he has been having a mental problem.

He says the mental problem could have forced him to commit the act.

Kafero says Tinkason was living alone in the house with no child or wife.