ENTEBBE: Residents of Nkumba Bufulu in Katabi Town council were on Thursday left in shock after a 16-year-old boy allegedly beat his niece to death over Shs10,000.
The suspect is said to have killed Angel Naluwemba, 8, a pupil of New Styles Nursery School in Nkumba Bufulu, whom he accused of stealing his pocket money.
The suspects is said to have first reported the case to the deceased’s mother to which she promised to refund the money.
However, the boy waited when the deceased’s mother was away, gagged Naluwemba’s mouth a cloth and started flogging her.
The girl became unconscious during the beating which prompted the suspect to rush her to a nearby clinic. She was however referred to Wagagai Health Centre where where she was pronounced dead. Doctors sensed something was amiss and called Kasenyi police which arrested the boy.
Mr Charles Ndabanguka, the Assistant O/C CID Entebbe Main Police Station said he is in police custody and was charged with murder as investigations into the matter continue.