A man commits suicide after burning the body of a girl he defiled.


Police in Kween district are investigating an incident in which a man raped an underage girl and killed her  before burning her body. This happened at Kortowamalil, Cherangut parish, Kwosir sub county in Kween district.

According to police, on August 29, Abraham Sande, 24, a resident of the same address grabbed an eight year old female juvenile identified as Leticia Chemutai and locked her in his grass thatched house and raped her. This man went a head and slit a girls’ throat died instantly and set a house on fire. While the house was burning, he took poison but his neighbours responded fast and took him to Kapeoron health centre IV for treatment. “While at the hospital, it was discovered that had committed rape and murder then police was informed,” said the Sipi regional police spokesperson Rogers Taitika.

The police picked him and took him to Kapchorwa hospital for further management before interrogation but he died on arrival and both remains are still at the hospital mortuary as inquiries continue.

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