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Victim Wants Further Medical Examination After Alleged Rape By Police Constable :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Victim Wants Further Medical Examination After Alleged Rape By Police Constable

According to the medical report presented in the police inquiry file, the doctor recommended specialized medical care, including X-ray investigations of her lower abdominal areas, to enable health workers to assess radiography images of the damaged areas and facilitate conclusive medical treatment.

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A 20-year-old woman, allegedly raped by Salim Mugoya, a police constable at Namaganga Police Post in Busedde Sub-county, Jinja District, is urgently seeking medication to alleviate the pains resulting from the incident.

According to the medical report presented in the police inquiry file, the doctor recommended specialized medical care, including X-ray investigations of her lower abdominal areas, to enable health workers to assess radiography images of the damaged areas and facilitate conclusive medical treatment.

However, the victim states that health facilities in her locality lack such specialized services, and she lacks the means to access similar services in Jinja City. Mugoya arrested the victim for child desertion early last week and detained her at Namaganga Police Station for two nights. 

The victim informed URN on Wednesday that Mugoya undressed her, restrained her hands, and mercilessly beat her before repeatedly raping her throughout her detention. She sustained wounds in her private parts, accompanied by bleeding and foul odors, making it difficult for her to sit or carry out her daily chores comfortably.

Additionally, she experiences pain in her lower abdominal areas due to the beatings sustained during the rape incident. Despite receiving post-examination PEP and other pain relievers upon arrival at the medical facility, she has not received specialized treatment, leaving her in severe pain.  

Health workers at the lower health facility referred her to Jinja Regional Referral Hospital for gynecology treatment, but she lacks the necessary transportation to travel there. 

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The victim also reports experiencing nightmares and emotional breakdowns, requiring urgent psychological support to prevent her from suffering the various effects of depression. Her husband notes that his wife's health is deteriorating, but they lack the means to afford quality healthcare.

Although their in-laws have provided psychosocial support, his wife still struggles with suicidal thoughts and recurring nightmares, necessitating intervention from trained psychologists. Meanwhile, James Mubi, the Kiira Regional Police spokesperson, states that they are collaborating with relevant government agencies to ensure the victim receives quality healthcare, enabling her to access justice. 

Police have dispatched officers from the Child and Family Protection Unit to create a schedule for daily home visits to provide the victim with psychosocial support and prevent depression.

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