Angry residents of Payuta Village, Awach Sub County in Gulu district last evening torched 6 houses belonging to the family of Patrick Opiyo, the 22-year old man accused of raping and killing Patricia Agenrwot, a 14-year old girl on Independence Day.
Opiyo is alleged to have raped and killed the deceased then dumped her body at the trading centre early yesterday.
The suspect who was beaten into a coma is currently admitted at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital under police guard.
Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson confirmed the incident and said no arrest has yet been made.
Okema said the suspect will be charged with murder and rape.