Agago. A 25-year–old man has been lynched for allegedly defiling a 17- year-old girl in Owolo village in Aruu Sub-county, Agago District.
The deceased reportedly defiled the girl in the bush as she was heading home from the garden at the weekend.
The district officer in charge of criminal investigations, Mr Luther Odong, on Monday said the victim became unconscious after the rape incident and was taken to the police by passersby.
“When the victim became conscious, she told the police that the deceased hit the bicycle she was riding on until she fell down. Then he dragged her into the bush where he defiled her,” Mr Odong said.
He added that they have arrested some suspects who allegedly chopped off the suspected defiler’s private parts, leading to his death. Mr Odong said the suspects will be charged with murder.
Mr Odong added that the girl is currently receiving treatment at Patongo Health Centre III.
Number of children defiled in northern Uganda annually according to a 2013 report by the Ministry of Gender. The report also shows that 71 defilement cases in Agago were reported between April and July alone.