Gulu police are investigating the gang rape of an 18-year-old girl, a resident of Pece vanguard in Gulu municipality whose identities have been withheld.
The girl was allegedly ganged raped by three drunken men on Tuesday morning in Laroo Forest in Laroo division of Gulu Municipality.
The victim said that she was returning from Unyama Sub County where she had gone to visit her grandmother.
The suspect reported the matter at Gulu Central Police station on Thursday under CRB SD22/05/12/2013. She was immediately put on Post-Exposure Prophylaxis-PEP to mitigate her exposure to HIV infection.
The rape victim added that she didn’t report the case immediate for fear of stigmatization and the reaction of her parents.
Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa Regional Police spokesperson comfirmed that they are following up on the case to bring the suspects to justice. He however, faults the girl for not reporting the incident immediately to help place trace the suspects.
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