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Man Arrested Over Alleged Rape and Murder

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By Patson Baraire

RUKUNGIRI

The Police in Rukungiri District have arrested a man who is suspected to have participated in gruesome murder of a 35 year old woman.

Kigezi Region Police Spokesman Elly Maate identified the deceased as Tushereirwe Lydia a resident of Rwakabengo village in Southern Division of Rukungiri Municipality in Rukungiri District.

Maate told this Online Publication that Tushereirwe left her home on Jan 10th 2020 and never returned but on Jan 12th 2020 her body was discovered abandoned in a nearby maize garden with bruises all over her body.

“It’s suspected that the deceased was raped and struggled to death ” Maate said.

Meanwhile, the deceased former lover one Nkorenta John a causual worker in the same area was arrested by Police to help in investigation.

The case of murder has been registered at Rukungiri Police Station under reference number CRB 085/2020 to help with investigation and the body has been taken to Rwakabengo Health Center III Mortuary for a postmortem report to be carried out after which it will be handed over to the relatives for burial.

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