Doctor suspected of raping and killing a 17-year-old girl arrested

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 11 November 2020 at 12:48

Rwanda Investigation Bureau, RIB, has arrested a 30-year-old doctor at the Mpore Clinic Private Hospital in Musanze, on suspicion of raping and killing Iradukunda Emerance by strangling her with ropes and throwing her in a beans field.

News of the tragic death of 17-year-old Iradukunda came to light on November 2, 2020, when residents found her naked body in a bean field with ropes around her neck, legs and arms.

The teenager was killed after leaving the wedding of a classmate’s friend who had invited her, who is now in police custody.

The arrest of the suspect in the murder of Iradukunda has been confirmed by the RIB Spokesperson, Dr. Murangira Thierry, who told IGIHE that the culprit was arrested on November 09, 2020, after initiating an investigation into the death of the deceased.

“As investigations unfolded, evidence pointed to a man working at Mpore Clinic in Musanze who has thus been arrested. He was arrested on the ninth of this month, charged with two counts, including child molestation and murder. He is suspected of raping and killing Emerance.”

After the body of the late Iradukunda was recovered, she was taken to Ruhengeri General Hospital for autopsy and later given to the family for burial.
Two days after her funeral, Rwanda Investigation Bureau and Rwanda National Police ordered for exhuming the body to allow more examination in gathering more evidence.

Dr. Murangira explained that it exhuming the body of the deceased was consented by the family.

"Before the body could be exhumed to find other evidence we got nod of her family. We need to do further investigations," he said adding that within a few days, the case file will be submitted to Prosecution.

The suspect in the rape and murder of Iradukunda is currently being held at the Muhoza Police Station for further investigation.