crocodile eats 16 years old boy in Rukungiri

African reptiles

RUKUNGIRI -Police in Rukungiri is investigating circumstances under which a16 years juvenile was killed and swallowed by a crocodile.

Elly Maate kigezi regional police spokesperson identified the deceased as Muhumuza Isma 16 years old resident of Rwenhama parish Bwambara subcounty in Rukungiri district.

According to Maate Its alleged that on the 01/11/202, at about 0100hrs , at the shallow waters of Omukiyanja on lake Edward in Rwenshama parish, Bwambara Sub county Rukungiri district, Muhumuza Isma m/j aged 16 yrs with another yet to be identified Juvenile were conducting illegal fishing from the above address where a crocodile allegedly grabbed the said Muhumuza Isma, killed and swallowed him.

Police says a yet to be identified Juvenile proceeded to Muhumuza’ s home and informed his parents Katungi Muhammad and Nyamuzinya Safina about the incident who later reported to Rwenshama police station.

Maate says Inquiries underway to ascertain the cause of the incident.