By Gideon Tumwijukye
A group of angry people in Kisoro district have beaten and killed a woman just after suspecting her to have stolen a phone in bar.
The deceased was identified as Emily Ruhangariyo aged 24 a resident of Matyazo village, Rugarambiro parish; Nyundo sub-county Kisoro district.
Ruhangariyo was on 27th Dec.2019 at around 4:30pm badly beaten up by mob justice leaving her unconscious for allegedly stealing an Infinix Hot 07 mobile phone belonging to Niyonshuti Shallon aged 28 a social worker and resident of Kanyenka village, Murumba parish, Murumba sub-county Kisoro district.
The incident happened at Phionah Tumwesigyes bar located in Nyaruyaga village, Nyamagana ward, central division, Kisoro municipality Kisoro district.
Police responded to the scene, rescued the victim and took her to kisoro hospital where she was pronounced dead after few hours.
The owner of the phone Shallon Niyonshuti was arrested and detained as Phionah Tumwesigye the bar owner and others remain at large.
By the time of compiling this story, the deceaseds body was still lying at Kisoro hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.
Inquiries into the matter have commenced and the case of murder has been registered at Kisoro police station under file number CRB: 938/2019
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