The Uganda Christian University student who was on Thursday allegedly stabbed to death at Makerere University during guild campigns was laid to rest, and Uganda Police issued a report to the similar.
According to Uganda Police press statement , the deceased, a one Batungura Bewatte succumbed to hemorrhagic shock.
Police says the deceased was injured by a blow from a broken glass bottle which left him traumatized thus succumbing to hemorrhagic shock.
“The facts gathered indicate that the victim was fatally wounded by a blow from a broken glass bottle, which caused the sharp force injury, on the right side of the neck, after he was attacked near Nsibirwa Hall junction. The victim rushed to the washrooms at Nsibirwa Hall, where his colleagues picked and transported him to the University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The cause of death was hemorrhagic shock following sharp force trauma,” the report reads in part.
Police further pledged to investigate the different brigades within the halls of residences, pinning the cause of the chaos to them.
Batungura Bewatte, 25, a second year Law student at UCU Kampala campus lost his life to a scuffle that ensued between NUP and FDC supporters in the Muk guild rally. He was buried amidst tears of hundreds of mourners who thronged Malere Village, Biguru subcounty in Kamwenge District on Saturday.
The deceased was son to Mr. Benson Mucunguzi, a school head teacher of Kyabenda Primary School in kamwenge who asked “government to ban multi-party politics in learning institutions.”
According to him, Betungura had gone to Makerere University to see his Old Boy from Mbarara High School who was one of the many contestants for guild presidency at Uganda’s oldest public university where deadly political violence erupted.
Bewatte was born April 15, 1997, studied from Malere Primary school in Kamwenge District before joining Mbarara High school for O’level, and Namirembe Hillside for A’level respectively.
He would later join Makerere University Law Development Center for a diploma in law which he completed in 2019. At the time of his death, he was a second pursuant of a law degree at UCU Kampala campus while he had also commenced work as a credit control assistant at Gloratech Company in Kampala