News, Unity State

Man kills in-law over dowry


By Yien Gattour


Authorities in Mayom County, Unity State of South Sudan, have reported that a young man has been killed by his brother-in-law over refusal to pay dowry.

The suspect, who had a history of claiming dowry, was not arrested but is still being looked after by the government.

The incident occurred on Tuesday night. In September, the brother-in-law had opened a case against his sister’s husband, but the husband refused.  On Tuesday, the brother-in-law decided to kill his brother-in-law.

Mayom County Commissioner John Bol Mayak stated that authorities are looking for the armed man who committed the crime.

The commissioner reported that a deceased individual, not identified, died while receiving medical attention at a Mayom health facility.

Commissioner Mayak questioned the baffling nature of the incident, stating that there were no known disputes before.

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