Police in Gulu District are holding a 24-year-old man in connection with the rape and murder of an 80-year-old woman.
Rosa Atto’s body was found dumped in Oyitino Stream, about 100 meters away from her house in Keyi ‘A’ sub-Ward, Bar-Dege Division in Gulu Municipality.
Aswa Region police spokesperson Patrick Okema, said the suspect was arrested following a tip-off.
“Bundles of opium, a banned substance were found in the house of the suspect,” Okema said.
He added that a postmortem report indicated that the deceased sustained broken ribs and injuries on the head.
Atto becomes the 13th victim of murder since June this year, according to police criminal records.