Body of slain Ugandan student to be flown home today

The body of Nakayaki Florence, 24, a BCom student and an Ugandan national, who was murdered at her house in Kothanur on February 2, 2017, will be flown home on Monday.

Citizens of various African countries held a service at Baptist Hospital on Sunday. The body has been kept at the hospital after post-mortem.

“There was no financial help from the police and the state government. Florence’s parents are very poor. The African community members collected Rs 1.65 lakh to send the body to Uganda,” Bosco Kaweesi, legal adviser, All African Students in Bengaluru, told DH.

“The murder seems to be intentional. We have absolutely no information about the progress made in the investigation,” he said. “There is no evidence to establish that she was a sex worker. Even if she was a sex worker, it was not the way to punish her. The Bengaluru police and members of African Community Peace Coordination Committee prevented the riot in the area on that day, but efforts were not acknowledged. 

The police have failed to consider our constructive approach with local residents,” he said. Ishaan (27), an MTech graduate and part-time tutor from BTM Layout, is said to have struck a “deal” with Nakayaki. However, the two began a fight over the financial matter under the influence of alcohol. She attempted to stab him, but he snatched the knife and repeatedly stabbed her to death. The police arrested him hours after the murder.

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