Kanungu Man Wanted for Raping, Strangling to Death 13 Year Old Girl

By Our Reporter




Police is hunting for a man who raped and defiled a 13 year old P.7 Pupil of Kashesha primary school and resident of Rukarara village, Kihembo Sub County, Kanungu district.


Turyasingura Joshua, also a resident of the same area is highly suspected to have committed the gruesome acts on Kakuru Constance on 4th January, 2024 at about 8:00PM.


According to SCP Fred Enanga, the Police Spokesperson, the victim, in the company of her twin sister, Kato Vastina and two boys, James and Ntuuri, went together to pick their pig, at around 7pm, within Rukarara village.


He says that along the way, they met Turyasingura at Ntararwe hill who called the victim and sent her to buy for him local waragi.


According to the victim’s sister, Kato Vasta, the victim remained with the suspect, despite pleas from her for them to go home, since it was late.


As a result the victim was left behind with the suspect. Upon reaching home, Kato Vasta, informed their mother, how her twin sister had remained behind with the suspect.

The victim did not return till the following day of 5.01.2024, which prompted a search. The search team recovered the victim’s body in one of the banana plantations at around 9am.


Her body was found facing up, with both the chest area and thigh areas, naked. She was sexually assaulted, tortured and strangled to death. Her knicker was removed and recovered underneath her head, and stained with blood.


“A post mortem was carried out on her body at Kihihi hospital mortuary and handed over to the relatives for burial,” Enanga says.


Enanga says that a serious hunt for the suspect continues and urges the public, to avail police with any information that can lead to the arrest of the suspect.

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