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Five-year-old boy killed in Bundbugyo, body dumped in latrine

By Geoffrey Nyamwongera

Added 19th September 2020 02:19 PM

The incident happened on Friday night at Hakitengya village in Tokwe sub-county.

Five-year-old boy killed in Bundbugyo, body dumped in latrine

Officers removing the body from the latrine. Photos by Geoffrey Nyamwongera

The incident happened on Friday night at Hakitengya village in Tokwe sub-county.

A five-year-old boy has been killed in Bundibugyo district and his body dumped in a pit latrine.

The incident happened on Friday night at Hakitengya village in Tokwe sub-county.

According to the village chairperson, James Basaliyaki, the incident was reported to his office and a search ensued. 

"The young boy went missing yesterday in the morning at around 11:00am and his father reported the matter to my office and we even took announcements on the radio about the missing child. I there and then alerted my village defense team and we started looking for the child but all in vain," he said.

Residents gather around the crime scene in Bundibugyo on Saturday. Photos by Geoffrey Nyamwongera

 

Grace Kabadeda, 40, the grandmother of the child, told New Vision that they saw bloodstains around the doorway of the child's paternal uncle. Some other stains were leading them to the pit-latrine.

"We immediately alerted the LC1 leaders who also called the Police," Kabadeda said.

Police in Bundibugyo confirmed the incident but declined to give a comment to the media.

The body was taken to Bundibugyo Hospital for postmortem.

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