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Jinja doctor on the run over raped 14-year-old patient

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Residents of Jinja Municipality demonstrate at Walukuba Health Centre IV yesterday morning.

Residents of Jinja Municipality demonstrate at Walukuba Health Centre IV yesterday morning. They were demanding that the health centre administration explains the fate of a doctor who is suspected to have raped a 14-year-old pupil who had sought treatment from the same doctor. PHOTO BY DENIS EDEMA 

By Denis Edema

Posted  Tuesday, March 4   2014 at  02:00

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The suspect reportedly sedated the victim before raping her.

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Police in Jinja District are hunting for a medical doctor attached to Walukuba Health Centre IV in Jinja Municipality for allegedly raping a patient. The suspect is said to have sedated a 14-old-year girl in Primary Seven vacation, who had sought treatment at the health centre, before raping her.

The doctor has been on the run since Saturday when the incident happened. The victim is said to have regained her consciousness only to feel pain in her private parts with semen left inside. She reported the matter to other health workers at the facility.

Storm facility
The girl’s parents and other women activists, on hearing about the incident, stormed the unit demanding the arrest of the doctor yesterday morning.

The district police commander, Mr Apollo Kateeba, arrived at the scene with a number of policemen to bar the protestors from causing chaos.

Mr Kateeba said police had received the information about the suspect and have embarked on a man-hunt for him. He pleaded with the demonstrators to cool down. “We are already in the hunt for this man who committed the offence against the minor and you need to cooperate with us so that we bring him to book without injuring other people,” Mr Kateeba said.

He said the police were liaising with the district authorities to ensure that the suspect, if arrested, should be punished according to regulations governing public servants.
The DPC asked the group to pursue the matter through legal means.

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