Ugandan Police are investigating a case in which two men were on Tuesday morning found dead inside a parked car in the country’s district called Kalungu, DailyMonitor reports.
According to a report that this publication (FaceOfMalawi) has seen delivered by DailyMonitor, residents say the saloon car has been parked along the road since Sunday evening but did not know what was inside until they started seeing flies hovering over it.
‚ÄúThe bodies were seen by a resident who was taking his vehicle for washing at a nearby shallow well. He then alerted the village chairperson who immediately called the police,‚ÄĚ Ms Sarah Ndagire, a councillor representing Kyambala Parish told local media.
Mr Kassim Nkambwe, the defence secretary of the neighbouring village from the actual village that the incident happened said when he saw the car on Sunday evening and thought it had just made a brief stopeover.
‚Äú‚Ä¶but I was surprised to see it [car] again the following day (Monday), still parked in the same spot,‚ÄĚ he said.
Police Commander in the district, Mr Charles Okello said when his team reached the scene, they found two bodies inside the car.
‚ÄúOne of the bodies had serious wounds around the face and we suspect he was cut and the other body appeared to have been strangled because both legs and hands were tied. The keys for the car were left inside,‚ÄĚ he said.
The bodies have since been taken to Hospital for autopsy.
Mr Okello said their preliminary investigations have revealed that one of the deceased has been identified Ramathan Mayambala, 26-year-old.
‚ÄúHe [Mayambala] reportedly got the car from the owner, Issa Kisekka. We are yet to establish how the two deceased persons ended up in that situation ,‚ÄĚ he said.
He said they were investigating Mr Kisekka for probable connection to the murder.
‚ÄúWe are yet to interrogate the owner of the car to tell us what he knows about this gruesome murder ,‚ÄĚ he said.