Indian banker killed in Uganda, off duty policeman opened fire with AK-47, know what is the whole matter
Police said that Uttam Bhandari was the director of TFS Financial Services and Wabwire was his client. According to reports, there was some misunderstanding between the two over the amount the constable had borrowed from the company.
An Indian was shot dead in Kampala, the capital of East African country Uganda. Indian banker was killed by a police constable for a loan of 21 lakh shillings i.e. 46 thousand rupees. The off-duty police constable carried out the incident by firing several times from his AK-47 rifle. It was told that the accused had earlier been in the hospital twice due to mental illness.
According to media reports, the accused police constable was not on duty at the time of the incident. Accused has been arrested. Kampala Metropolitan Police said police constable Ivan Wabwire has been arrested for shooting Indian banker Uttam Bhandari on May 12. Video footage from the scene showed Wabwire firing Uttam Bhandari several times at close range, Kampala-based newspaper Daily Monitor reported.
The police also said that Uttam Bhandari was the director of TFS Financial Services and Wabwire was its client. According to reports, there was some misunderstanding between the two over the amount the constable had borrowed from the company. On May 12, when Ivan told Vabwire about his debt, he started quarreling with Uttam. He claimed that the loan amount was inflated.
Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman Patrick Onyango told the Daily Monitor that after shooting Bhandari, Wabwire fled leaving his AK-47 rifle behind. Wabwire had stolen the rifle from his roommate, a policeman. Police have recovered 13 bullets from the spot. Police said that Wabwire had been a victim of mental illness in the past and had been hospitalized twice due to mental health issues. After this he was banned for keeping arms. Wabwire is currently being held at the Busia police station in eastern Uganda.
Deputy Inspector General of Police Geoffrey Tumusime Katsigaji met members of the Indian community in Uganda and assured them of their safety, news portal Neil Post reported. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has demanded answers from security forces on how an off-duty policeman got hold of the weapon.