A 13-year-old girl in Kamuli district has been admitted at Kamuli Main Hospital after she was gang-raped by a gang of youth believed to be drug addicts.
By Tom Gwebayanga
KAMULI - A 13-year-old girl in Kamuli district has been admitted to Kamuli Main Hospital after she was gang-raped by a gang of youth believed to be drug addicts.
The acting district officer in charge of criminal investigations, Milton Waiswa said the victim was admitted last week after the unscrupulous youth waylaid and raped her in turns.
Police said the teenage girl was on her way back home at 8:00 pm local time when the gang waylaid and forced her into sex, hacked her foot using a panga and fled, leaving her writhing in pain.
The victim, who was discharged from hospital, said she was returning from her grandmother's place, accompanied by a female friend when the gang attacked them before descending on her.
"They were five and raped me in turns as others whipped us. I later escaped and tried to run away but they chased me and cut my foot using a panga," she narrated.
Battling streams of tears, the victim said she identified two of the assailants, one of whom was Moses Kaluya, a resident of the neighboring Bukagenha village, who was arrested and is under detention in Kamuli Police Station.
The the other suspects are on the run.
The acting district Police commander, Muhammed Nsubuga condemned the act and urged the community to identify such drug addicts and counsel them to avoid such lawless acts.
He said Kaluya is to be arraigned in court to answer charges of defilement when investigations have been completed.
13-year-old girl gang-raped in Kamuli