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Kanungu man arrested for killing 17-year-old girlfriend

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Kanungu man arrested for killing 17-year-old girlfriend

Police in Kanungu are investigating circumstances under which a 17years old girl was allegedly murdered by her boyfriend.

The case was reported to Butogota police station by Twaibu Gasiba a teacher and resident of Butogota upper cell, western ward Butogota town council Kanungu district.

It’s alleged that around 07:00hrs on Wednesday morning, while coming from checking on his gardens Gasiba saw a dead body of one Macklin Tushemereirwe female juvenile 17yrs, resident of Iraro cell, Buhoma town council in a coffee plantation, lying in a pool of blood, oozing from her private parts.

It is further alleged that the deceased had gone to visit her boyfriend who is suspected to have killed and dumped the body in a coffee plantation.

Elly Maate the Kigezi regional police spokesperson says officers visited the scene and conveyed the body to Bwindi health center iv pending a postmortem.

The suspected boyfriend who is said to have been with her has been arrested to help with investigations.

According to Maate, the deceased had minor injuries at the forehead and was bleeding from her private parts an indication that she could have been raped and murdered later.

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