50-year-old watchman arrested over pupils’ torture in viral video

The Suspect, David Kitungulu at Kamuli police station

Kamuli, (UG):- The Territorial Police in Kamuli have arrested a 50-year-old school watchman at Butegere Primary School in Butansi subcounty over the alleged torture of three juveniles.

The arrest of David Kitungulu, 50, follows a viral video of the torture incident which showed him flogging the victims prompting the police to open a general inquiry file vide GEF 23/2024.

The victims aged 10, 12 and 13 years, are pupils at Butegere Primary School in Butansi subcounty, Kamuli district where the incident occurred.

Preliminary investigations suggest that on Wednesday 19th June, 2024 at around 08:00 pm, a teacher at Butegere Primary School identified as Isaac allegedly found three juveniles stealing school firewood and confiscating the bicycle that they were using to carry the firewood.

The teacher called for the mother of their mother from whom he demanded Ug Shs.100,000 in order to have the bicycle released.

At that time, she managed to give out Ug Shs 30,000 before getting the bicycle and agreed to pay shs.70,000 which was to be given to him later.

On 20/6/24 at around 06:30 pm, the school watchman and uncle to the victims picked the victims from home accusing them of having committed a crime at school and that he wanted to take them back to school.

Upon reaching the school, Katungulu got hold of a stick and started flogging the victims heavily in the presence of the Headteacher as a way of punishing them.

In the process, a concerned teacher whose particulars we are yet to establish was filming the torture incident on top of pleading with the watchman to stop the act.

“We commend the teacher and other members of the public who were concerned about the incident and their active participation that saw the perpetrator apprehended,” police said, adding that the victims have been examined pending further investigations. 

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