Girl gang-raped, hanged in ElemeWritten by Bekee Anyalewechi
Residents of Aleto in Eleme local government and detectives attached to the Eleme Divisional Police headquarters at Ogale, the headquarters, are still at loss why a girl should be raped and then hanged. But that was the fate of a yet-to-be identified girl. The mysterious death of the girl believed to be in her late 20’s whose lifeless body was discovered dangling an uncompleted building at the area in Eleme, may remain unresolved for a long time.
According a police source in Eleme, injuries on the girl’s body, especially in her pubic region, showed she was gang-raped and then hanged. But the police were yet to determine the number of persons who committed the heinous act and why they killed her after their bestial act. But a non-security source said it was possible the girl identified one of her rapists, who to avoid leaving a track, must have sold the idea to other gang members.
A passerby was reported to have sighted a body dangling by the uncompleted building. Upon closer observation, the passerby discovered it was a girl. The passerby reportedly raised alarm that attracted other people. The police were quickly invited to the scene. They eventually took the body down and moved it to the Divisional headquarters at Ogale from where it was taken to a mortuary.
As at press time, her identity remained unknown much as nobody could put together the circumstances of her tragic end.