Crime & Investigation

Indian Tycoon Shot Dead, Shs72.5m Stolen

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The incident occurred on Monday midnight when unknown gunmen stormed his rental room in a house belonging to Madesta Tom in Bundibugyo town.

His roommate, Plakesh, who was shot in the chest, was rushed to Bundibugyo main hospital in a critical condition and later on transferred to Buhinga regional referral hospital in Fort Portal.

Three bags and a laptop believed to belong to the attacked Indians were found in Bimara valley by the area LC1 chairperson, Mzee Stephen Suuza.

A neighbour to the deceased said the assailants were two men, one was armed with a gun and the other carrying a big stone which they used to hit and break the door.

“I heard them shouting: Give us money!”

It’s alleged that the duo had travelled to Bundibugyo to buy cocoa for Olamu Cocoa Company.

Meanwhile, the police spokesperson for Rwenzori, Bashir Bakari Muga, said police and the army with the aid of the sniffer dogs have arrested three suspects in connection to the armed robbery.

Bakari identified the suspects as Robert Sunday, Peter Bamwitirebye and Abdul Salam Obed, all hailing from Kisenyi Bundibugyo town council.

“During the search in their house, a laptop, a bag full of clothes and Shs 72.5m were found. We suspect they are the same items stolen from the Indians,” Bakari explained.

The trio is helping the police in carrying out investigations that may lead to the discovery of the gun.

He adds that once the gun is recovered, the suspects will be taken to court on charges of murder and aggravated robbery.

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