Police in Butaleja are investigating circumstances under which the district electoral supervisor was killed and her body dumped on top of an old grave.
According to Sowali Kamulya, the Bukedi regional Police spokesperson, Asia Nabwire, a resident of Hisilo Village, Busolwe town council was killed by people suspected to be traditional doctors.
He said one person has been arrested as police hunts for more suspects.
The suspect is a wife to one of the witch doctors in the area. She was arrested after police’s sniffer dog led the officers investigating the murder to her house.
Following the murder, angry residents went on rampage, destroying and burning down the home of suspected witch doctors in the area.
There are at least 15 shrines in the village where the victim was killed.
Police said it would arrest those who ha participated in the burning of the witches’ property because it was against the law.