By Dorothy Nyambubi

MASINDI: Grieve and fear has Wednesday morning overwhelmed residents of Kijura central, Central Division Masindi Municipality in Masindi district after finding a woman strangled and  killed in their area.

The lifeless body was found placed in an open wooden house in Kijura central along Baduku road near Kijura central market.

In a conversation with the persons on the scene said that, the deceased seems to have first been raped and later strangled to death in the night hours by unknown people.

According to Birailie Ibrahim the in-law to the deceased, recounted that, deceased was mentally ill and further explained that the deceased escaped from home.

ASP Allan Julius Hakiza the Albertine Region Spokesperson confirmed the incident and identified the deceased as Hanifah Nyakato 25, a resident of the same vicinity.

The police spokesperson told ugreports that the deceased was strangled,  and killed by yet to be identified people. ”The body was taken to Masindi hospital pending postmortem,” he explained.

Hakiza also asserted that the case has been registered at Masindi CPS as murder case, and police has commenced the investigations.

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