The police have given an update on the murder of Batungura Bewotti, a 27-year-old law student from Uganda Christian University (UCU), which occurred last week during the final round of the Guild Presidential Campaigns at Makerere University.
According to police spokesperson Fred Enanga, they are actively investigating the incident.
“The facts gathered indicate that the victim was fatally wounded by a blow from a broken glass bottle, which caused the sharp force injury on the right side of the neck after he was attacked near Nsibirwa Hall junction.
The victim rushed to the washrooms at Nsibirwa Hall, where his colleagues picked him up and transported him to the University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The cause of death was hemorrhagic shock following sharp force trauma, “said Enanga.
Enanga said that three suspects, including Hon. Kabuye Frank, MP Kassanda, Ssekiddde Allan, and Kabuurwa Muzafaru, have been arrested so far.
“They are being charged in court with incitement to violence, as we consolidate the facts surrounding the brutal murder of the victim,” he said.
He further disclosed that efforts are in place to trace for all the other external perpetrators of violence, who are still at large.
“We are also interested in the student brigades of the North Coat Revolutionary Army (NRA), RAT Guard Brigade (RGB), and Oxegeble Guard Brigade (OGB), who are hired during political and social activities at the university,” Enanga said.