S.2 student killed, body dumped in a pond

Man Jose Kayima

Police in Mbale City are hunting for people suspected to have murdered an 18-year-old girl and dumped her body in a pond in Nandala A cell, Rock Ward, Mbale Northern City Division.

The deceased identified as Salima Sanzitta, a student of Nakaloke secondary school in senior Two and resident of Nakaloke Il upper cell, Najjah Ward, Northern Division is suspected to have been strangled and later dumped in the pond.

“It’s alleged that the deceased came back from school at about 6pm on Wednesday, she changed clothes and did domestic work at home. At about 7pm she Left home to an unknown destination though her sister tried calling her on phone but in vain until today when her body was seen by children floating on water,” The Elgon Regional police spokesperson, Mr Rogers Taitika said as quoted by Daily Monitor

Police also revealed that exhibits including sticks were recovered 10 meters away from the crime scene which was used for beating the deceased.

According to police findings the deceased’s upper lip on the right was cut off.

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