Police in Rukungiri have in custody a suspect in connection to the grue-some murder of Richard Turyatunga aka Buchman, the machine operator at Hanamata grain milling factory along Kinyasano road in Rukungiri municipality.
It is alleged that Turyatunga, 37 a resident of Bungangari sub- County Rukungiri district was murdered Tuesday evening at around 10pm along Rwabanyambo road short distance from his place of work.
The suspect, Bless Muramuzi was rescued by police yesterday morning from an angry mob who wanted to lynch him on accusations of masterminding the murder.
The duo has been working at the same place and it is alleged that they developed a misunderstanding some time back which could have resulted into the murder.
ASP Atukunda Edwin, the officer in charge of Rukungiri police station confirmed the arrest saying that the suspect sustained injuries and is now nursing wounds at Rukungiri police health center III.
Atukunda warned the public against mob justice adding that whoever participated in beating will be arrested and face the law.
By the press time Turyatungas body was still lying in a mortuary at Rwakabengo health centerII and investigations into the matter are ongoing.
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