Pallisa police probe second murder case within two days

Pallisa, (UG):- Authorities in eastern Uganda’s Pallisa District are investigating a suspected murder case, the second such incident to occur in the region in recent days.

According to a statement from the police, the latest event unfolded around 3:30 AM on Monday, June 24, when traffic officers received a distress call reporting a fatal accident at Kalaki village near Busitema University along the Pallisa-Kumi road. 

Upon arrival, the traffic police detected signs of a possible homicide and immediately involved the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to take over the inquiry.

The Deputy CID Officer for Pallisa, who has opened case file DEF 015/2024, revealed that the unidentified victim, a light-skinned, slender male between 25-30 years old and approximately 5.5 feet tall, had suffered blunt trauma and strangulation marks on the body.

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Police investigators suspect the assailants may have pulled the victim into the road and deliberately caused a vehicular collision to conceal the crime.

“This modus operandi is similar to the recent murder of Otukei Balaba in the Limoto Swamp area,” said SP Semewo Samuel, the Acting Public Relations Officer for the Bukedi North region.

Police detectives have processed the crime scene, but the use of a motorized vehicle by the perpetrators is said to have hindered the progress made by the canine unit.

“No arrests have been made yet, and investigations are ongoing. We will provide updates on any new developments,” added SP Semewo.

The deceased’s body has been transported to Pallisa General Hospital for a postmortem examination and identification.

Police urged the public to come forward with any information that could aid the probe into this latest suspected murder case, which appears to be linked to the previous killing in the region.

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