Police in Nakaseke District are hunting for a man who killed a 6-year-old girl in Nakaseke District. The victim has been identified as Komugisha Happy who was a pupil at Apex Model Primary School in Ngoma Sub-County.
Savannah Regional Police Spokesperson Sam Twiineamazima says that preliminary investigations show that the incident occurred on Friday afternoon as the victim was returning home from school. Although she was walking alongside fellow pupils, the suspect hoodwinked the girl to enter the farm and help him carry some firewood.
Moments later, the rest of the pupils heard their colleague crying and ran away out of fear. Along the way, they sought help from a passerby and other rescuers who found the girl’s body with signs that she could have been defiled and later strangled with her underwear.
Twiineamazima said that police received information from Ntegeka Moses, a resident of the same area, and opened up a file of murder. The body was examined by a doctor from Ngoma town council, and relevant statements were recorded from witnesses to pave the way for investigations.
Police say the suspect is still at large but the force has already spread dragnets to apprehend him.
Yesterday, the police also launched a manhunt for a man suspected to have killed his stepdaughter following a marital dispute with the victim’s mother. The suspect was identified as Christopher Ssesanga and the deceased as Nakijwe Fatuma Shirat who was a senior two student at Midland High School, Luwero campus.