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Dorothy Atim, the 30-year-old woman from Soroti district who suffered acid attack last year, has died at Mulago Hospital. Atim, who until the attack in September, was working as a sales representative with Etop, a vernacular newspaper in Soroti owned by the Vision Group.

Dorothy Atim, the 30-year-old woman from Soroti district who suffered acid attack last year, has died at Mulago Hospital.
 
Atim, who until the attack allegedly by his estranged lover, was working as a sales representative with Etop, a vernacular newspaper in Soroti owned by the Vision Group.
 
Atim passed away at about 6:30pm on Friday Ward 2C where she was admitted after the attack on September 8, 2013.
 
The attack disfigured Atim’s body and left her blind. When URN visited her Mulago Hospital Intensive Care Unit in December last year, she had lost one ear and her sight.
 
Andrew Francis Obirai, the man suspected to have carried out the attack, handed himself in to police in Soroti district in October 2013. He is still on remand at Soroti Government Prison after being charged with attempted murder before Grade Two magistrate John Michael Apedu.
 
Obirai re-appeared at the Chief magistrate’s court on Thursday but his lawyer was not present in court and the case was adjourned to March 13th.
 
Frank Mugabi, the New Vision sales supervisor Eastern Region, says the death of Dorothy Atim is a big loss to the organisation. Mugabi described Atim as a dedicated sales team member, very good performer, friendly, jolly and calm.
 
At the time of filing this report, the body was still lying at Mulago Mortuary.
Atim’s mother Florence Ilaborot says the body will today afternoon leave for Soroti district and prayers will be held at St. Peter’s Cathedral on Sunday afternoon.
 
She will be laid to rest on Monday at her father’s home in Adacar Parish, Katakwi district. She leaves behind one child.

 

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Salume Among
Salume Among is the Mbale URN bureau chief. Among has been a URN staff member since 2012.

Among started her career in 2000 as a freelance writer for Etop newspaper before starting to write for its mother paper, The New Vision. She also wrote for the Vision Group's XFM radio station from 2008 until she left to join URN.

Among has a keen interest in local politics having been a youth representative in the Soroti variously between 1996 and 2010. Among also regularly reports on health, education, the environment and sports.