Crime

72-YEAR-OLD WOMAN MURDERED IN RUBANDA

By Our Reporter

RUBANDA: Police in Rubanda have kicked off investigations into the circumstances under which a 72-year-old was allegedly murdered by unknown people.

Elly Maate the Kigezi region police spokesperson has identified the deceased as Hope Muhirwe, aged 72. Muhirwe was found lying in a pool of blood in her house in Rwembugu village, Nyamiyaga parish, Bubaare Sub County in Rubanda district.

”It’s alleged that the deceased went to the garden in the morning as usual and was seen coming back from there at around 1200hrs by one Ndyabaho Franklin and others,” Maate noted.

The police mouthpiece also noted that at around 1300 hrs, the granddaughter of the deceased Promise Ahimbisibwe, aged 15, came back home for lunch from school only to find her grandmother lying in a pool of blood in the house. She made an alarm that attracted neighbors.

The scene of the crime was visited by police led by D/CIDS/O D/Asp Aine, D/CISSD/Asp Nabaasa, and the homicide team and canine from Kabale, A sketch map was drawn, photos were taken, a search conducted, and statements were recorded.

A postmortem was done at the scene and tracking by the dog was fruitless. Suspects are still unknown. The case of murder has since been recorded at Rubanda CPS under file number CRB. 017/2022 as inquiries are still at hand.

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