Police in Kisoro district has arrested two people in connection with the rape and murder of a 76 year-old woman.
The deceased has been identified as Tereza Nyirazayaha, a resident of Kibugu cell, Rutaka parish in Kirundo Sub County in Kirundo.
Nyirazayaha is said to have been last seen alive on the evening of March 09. Her body was discovered on Tuesday morning dumped in a Eucalyptus tree plantation near her home.
The Kigezi Regional police spokesperson Elly Maate says the deceased body had a lot of scratches indicating she had tried to fight off her attackers.
Maate says that a postmortem done on the deceased’s body indicated that she was also raped before being strangled to death.
Maate adds that the police has also arrested two suspects Reuben Sebasore (33) and Karaveri Ngeragereze(37).
Maate declined to reveal exactly how the suspects are tied to Nyirazayaha’s rape and killing.
The case is registered under number: SD 16/10/03/14 of Kisoro district.