A Ugandan man was castrated by hanging for allegedly eyeing the girlfriend of another man.
A Ugandan man, Francis Ssekiranda, has lost one of his testicles after he was beaten up by some men and castrated by hanging him on a tree by a rope tied to his genitals, New Vision reports.
The incident happened in Mpambire, Mpigi district of that country when a group of men besieged the victim who was drinking in a bar with his colleagues, Tom Kimuli and Denis Kamoga.
Ssekiranda, who is currently in hospital nursing his wounds, said the men accused him of dating one of their girlfriends as well as stealing a phone.
While pleading his innocence, the men allegedly descended on him and began beating him up.
Not done with the beating, they dragged him out and tied a rope to his testicle and hung him on a tree.
Narrating his ordeal, Ssekiranda said the men taunted him saying he would reveal where he had hidden a stolen phone.
As they presumably frisked him, two of the men grabbed his arms and two others, the legs.
A fifth man undid his trousers and ripped off his under pant. The man then retrieved a sisal rope and tied his testicles.
The men then carried him to a tree, tied the rope on a branch and let him hang by it before vanishing.
By the times residents rushed to the aid of a wailing man, they found him hardly able to speak. He had fallen to the ground, bleeding profusely, with one of his testicles lying beside him.
Residents later found out that the heinous act had been perpetrated by David Luswabu, a UPDF soldier identified only as Matovu and another man called Kasawuli.
Two of the assailants were arrested and charged to court with torture and attempted murder.