Baby dies while mom’s out drinking

17 May 2021 | Crime

ELLANIE SMIT



WINDHOEK

A three-month-old baby girl died on Friday evening in Epako while her mother was out drinking.

According to the crime report, the incident happened near Drimiopsis Bar at Kanaan C location in Epako.

It is alleged that a person who was holding the baby dropped her on Friday. The baby then did not want to stop crying, and her mother gave her paracetamol syrup.

The mother then went out drinking and when she came back home, she tried to breastfeed, but realised that the baby was unresponsive. The deceased has been identified as Anna Blanka Kainamses. No arrest has yet been made.

Fatal stabbing

In another incident, a 40-year-old man died in hospital at the Onekwaya village in the Ohangwena Region on Saturday after he was fatally stabbed with a knife.

It is alleged that Werner Shilongo was stabbed twice with a knife in the back after an argument with his neighbour. Shilongo was taken to the Engala District Hospital where he died upon arrival.

At the Oshaakondwa village in Oniipa, a suspect was shot twice and died on the spot while trying to break into a house.

According to the police, the 34-year-old owner of the house allegedly heard a strange sound at the bathroom window and later at the front door. He then apparently took out a firearm and shot twice in that direction. He was taken in for questioning and his firearms licence was confiscated.

Teacher hit with brick

In another incident at Nkurenkuru, a teacher was badly injured on the forehead after being hit with a brick by another man at Smart Bar on Saturday night. The teacher, who is a resident of Mutengo village, was taken to Nkurenkuru hospital and transferred to Rundu State Hospital in a critical condition. No arrest has been made yet.

Meanwhile, an amount of N$62 324 was stolen Pick n Pay at Okongo in Ohangwena by an employee on Friday. It is alleged that the suspect, who is the store manager, used the supervisors’ authorisation cards without their permission to make refund transactions and remove the money from a till. No recovery or arrest has been made.

Finally, a 38-year-old man was arrested at the Korokoko village in the Ndiyona district in Kavango East on Friday for being in the possession of 321 grams of cannabis. This was valued at N$3 120.

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