A young man in Uganda said he hacked his wife with a machete for allegedly infecting him with HIV.

He also took the life of his daughter, claiming it was no longer purposeful to live with children when waiting to die.

The 25-year-old suspect reportedly told investigators that he interred the bodies of the duo in a back garden. No neighbour detected anything ominous.

It took Ms Hellen Abur, the suspect’s mother-in-law, who, after failing to get satisfactory explanation on the whereabouts of her daughter, lodged a complaint at police.

Charges

“This is a murder that has baffled us the local leaders; We condemn this act within this community. Getting infected with HIV shouldn’t drive someone to kill because Aids can be treated,” Mr Oryema said.

Police have preferred murder charges against the suspect.