Police Mukono are holding a man for allegedly causing grievous harm to the wife.

Ephraim Luyira aged 36, has been arrested for reportedly pouring hot water onto his wife Betty Nyamiradayizima after a domestic brawl.

The fight between the couple started after Luyira reportedly claimed Nyamiradayizima was bewitching her co wives.

Its believed that Luyira has got three wives however has found a hard time sharing equal love amongst them.

After recent family problems at one of her co-wifes’ home Luyira came back home so bitter, started beating up the victim telling her of how she was causing misfortunes to his other wives before grabbing a saucepan of hot water on a charcoal stove and pouring it on her.

Nyamiradayizima screams of pain attracted neighbours who called the police. Police arrested Luyira as he attempted to flee the scene of the crime and the victim was rushed to a hospital in Lugazi where she is hospitalized with severe wounds.

Speaking to residents, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire urged couples to find more peaceful means of resolving marital disagreements instead of resorting to violence.

The suspect is currently detained at Mukono hospital and may face charges of causing grievous harm.