By Ambrose Kweronda
Police in Rukungiri are holding a couple over the death of their nine-year-old daughter whose body was recovered from a swamp near their home.
Elly Matte, the Kigezi regional police spokesperson says Barbara Ninsiima and her husband Danson Ampumuza both residents of Kyeshero village, Nyabitete parish, Buyanja sub-county in Rukungiri district have been arrested over the death of her nine-year-old stepdaughter, one Mary Nimusima.
Matte says Ninsiima allegedly assaulted the nine-year-old stepdaughter to death when the father was away
He noted that on return, the deceased’s dad Ampumuza was informed of the death but the couple hatched a plan in which they took and dumped the body in the nearby Kyeshero swamp but later reported to police the disappearance of their daughter.
The body was on Friday discovered by two people who had gone to cut papyrus from the same swamp. They alerted the area chairperson one Justus Kamuhamya who reported to police,
According to the police spokesperson, the scene was visited by police that retrieved the body and took it to Rwakebengo health centre III mortuary pending a post-mortem.
He, however, noted that on interrogation of the two lovers, it was established that their nine-year daughter had been murdered by the stepmother
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