Boy tortured to 'death' and buried crawls out alive

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Boy tortured to 'death' and buried crawls out alive
Amanya's story of survival has shocked many

Charles Amanya, 16, refused to die in one of the most shocking tales of torture and burial.

Police in Sheema District in Western Uganda are investigating the circumstances under which a teenage boy crawled out of a grave in which he was buried after being tortured by his coworkers.

Charles Amanya, 16, refused to die in one of the most shocking tales of torture and burial.

According to authorities, two men identified as Evans Kamuhanda and Apollo Kamukama, both from Kaliba Cell in Bubaare Sub-county, allegedly tortured and attempted to murder Amanya on May 28 after accusing him of stealing their phones.

It is said that Komuhanda and Komukama tied Amanya on a tree, where they tortured him and later in the night, they buried him.

The suspects dug a shallow grave where they buried their victim.

"However, the victim managed to crawl out of the shallow grave, to a nearby shack," said police.

Reports indicate that the victim spent two days in the shack until May 30 at around 6pm, when he was discovered and taken to police.

Amanya, a resident of Kabujye cell, was transferred to Bubaare Health Centre for treatment.

In a statement, police spokesperson Fred Enanga described this act as extremely saddening given the fact that the victim was held captive, tortured over a missing phone and dumped in a shallow grave by his co-workers.

The two suspects who are currently detained at Sheema Police Station are facing charges of torture, conspiracy and attempted murder.

This is the second group of suspects being arrested for aggrevatated torture this week following a similar incident which happened in Kampala in which security guards recorded them selves while torturing a man on top of a building near Nakivubo Statium.

"We wish to inform the public that torture is a punishable crime and can lead to murder. We further urge the public to observe rule of law and avoid such acts of impunity," Enanga said.

"Efforts are in place to trace the other suspects still at large and ensure they are charged to court."

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