Police in Uganda are investigating the murder of a 13-year-old pupil, who was allegedly shot dead by a police officer during curfew time.

The deceased identified as Ester Naula, a Primary Five pupil of Namunasa Primary School in Mazimasa Sub-County was shot dead on Saturday at about 7.15 PM at Nampologoma trading centre while on her way home from buying a chapatti.

The suspect attached to Kachonga Police Post in Mazimasa Sub County opened fire after the deceased and others reportedly tried to escape the arrest.
During the stampede, other locals sustained injuries.

Mr Abdrashid Walujjo, 21, who is currently admitted at Mbale Regional Referral Hospital sustained severe limb injuries.

The Bukedi South Regional Police Spokesperson, Mr Moses Mugwe, confirmed the incident saying the police officer has since been arrested.

“We recovered the gun that was used in the shooting. We also recovered some cartridges and other exhibits. We have the suspect in our custody and we will produce him in court as soon as the investigations are complete,” he said.

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