Police Holding Indian Man Over Rape

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Juma Hassan Nyene, the East Kyoga police spokesperson says they have opened a case of rape against the suspect.

Soroti police are holding Rauji Pindoria Vishran, a supervisor in Ambitious Construction Company for allegedly raping a cleaner. Vishranm was picked up on Thursday from Soroti Senior School where his company is undertaking some construction work.
 
It all started after his 18-year-old victim reportedly ran to Police accusing him of raping her in one of the incomplete buildings. In her statement, the victim whose identity has been withheld claims that, Vishran ordered her to go and mop one of the isolated rooms at Soroti Senior School . She claims Vishranm followed her and raped her.

Juma Hassan Nyene, the East Kyoga police spokesperson says they have opened a case of rape against the suspect. He says Vishranm is being held as investigations are ongoing. Nyene says once investigations are complete the suspect will be produced before court.

The Indian community in Soroti has been flocking Soroti Police Station to try and secure bail for the suspect.

 

About the author

Salume Among
Salume Among is the Mbale URN bureau chief. Among has been a URN staff member since 2012.

Among started her career in 2000 as a freelance writer for Etop newspaper before starting to write for its mother paper, The New Vision. She also wrote for the Vision Group's XFM radio station from 2008 until she left to join URN.

Among has a keen interest in local politics having been a youth representative in the Soroti variously between 1996 and 2010. Among also regularly reports on health, education, the environment and sports.