By Kevin Vusia

Residents living near Barifa forest in Arua district are living in fear after a dead body was discovered in the forest. Yesterday morning, the body was discovered hanging on a tree.

The Police moved together with some Arua municipality officials and picked the body which was then taken to the mortuary of Arua Regional Referral Hospital.

The lifeless body discovered dressed in a pair of blue jeans trousers, a navy blue jumper and a pair of white boots. He is suspected to be between 20 to 30 years of age.

Hon. Nezima Ocokoru the LC 3 Chairperson Arua Hill Division explained to the press how the authorities discovered the body saying she was informed by one of her boys who had gone grazing animals in the forest that there was a dead body hanging on a tree. She then informed the police with whom they then set out in search of the dead body.

Nezima however says this is not the first time a dead body has been discovered in the forest.

Ephraim Acidri a councilor in Arua Hill Division has cautioned the communities to desist from such practices of taking away their own lives.

However the question of what would have led to the death of the said young man is yet to be established by the autopsy test and currently the police are carrying investigations in the matter. End