Girl's body found in well

07 July 2021 | Crime



The body of a seven-year-old girl was reportedly found in a well at Onankulo village last Friday, the Namibian police's weekend serious crimes report indicated.

The report, issued on Sunday, said the girl's remains, who has been identified as Melanie Paulus, were retrieved from the well.

It is alleged that the deceased was with other children and went to the well to fetch water when she slipped and fell.

In a separate incident, the body of a 52-year-old woman identified as Beata Shimpulu was found in her bedroom at Oshendje-Elombo village in the Onayena district on Friday. A post-mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of the death.

The report further indicated that a 16-year-old girl was allegedly threatened and raped by an unknown male suspect at Otjomuise in Windhoek on Friday.

In another incident, a 15-year-old girl was reportedly raped at a village near the Oniipa area in the Onayena district on Friday.

“The girl was raped by a male suspect who is a neighbour to the victim. The suspect was arrested.”