KHARTOUM – Two South Sudanese children who went missing after attending a party in the Sudanese capital Khartoum have been founded raped to death in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, family of the deceased children said.
Radio Tamazuj, quoting Sudanese authorities and the family of the deceased children, reports that the two children, Changkuoth, 4, and Turkey 7, were raped and later died of suffocation and that five suspects had been arrested.
“The mother of my children was invited for a function by neighbors and she informed me and went with the children. This was on 19 August at about 4 pm. When she came back alone, I asked her where the children were,” John Oyual, the father of the children said.
“She said the children left her and returned home but I told her the children had not returned home. We went and looked for them at the place of the function but they were not there so I went and reported to the police station the same evening that my children were lost,” he added
The South Sudanese man said that the next day, Saturday 21 August, he went and opened a formal missing person’s case at Kalakla Lafa police station and checked other police stations but failed to find them.
“On Monday 23 August, a woman, the neighbor, came wailing to our home and said that two children have been found dead in a vehicle and that we should go and see if they were ours. She even knows my children. When we got there, we found that indeed they were my children. The older one was put on top of his younger sibling. The police officers from the Andlos police station took their dead bodies for investigations,” Oyual said.
He said the Khartoum Police told the family that the postmortem revealed that the two children “died as a result of being raped and lack of oxygen.”
The police later in a statement published on their Facebook account said that they arrested five suspects after investigation.
The father of the deceased children said he had not been given a copy of the postmortem certificate.
“I only heard the result of the certificate from the public. I should be handed the certificate because I am the father of the children,” Oyual said.