Girl, 13, commits suicide in Mondesa

17 August 2020 | Crime

LEANDREA LOUW

WALVIS BAY



A 13-year-old girl committed suicide by hanging herself in her home in Mondesa, Swakopmund.

Deputy Commissioner Erastus Ikuyu of the Erongo police said the body of Silence Uwugaeb was found by her mother in their bathroom on Friday night between 21:00 and 22:00.

“According to the deceased's mother, she was away from home for some hours and when she returned, she found her three sons and the deceased at home playing loud music.

“She allegedly ordered them to lower the volume before she went to bed. The mother further alleged that at around 22:00 she went to the bathroom where she discovered the deceased hanging,” Iikuyu said.

Iikuyu said no suicide note was left and no foul play is suspected.

Just last week, a nine-year-old girl, identified as Martha Tobias, reportedly hanged herself at Walvis Bay.

Another suicide

Another suicide was reported in Kuisebmond on Thursday after a woman, aged 23, hanged herself in her room with a rope.

“The deceased was last seen alive on Thursday (13 August) evening at her residence in Neis Street, Tutaleni in Kuisebmond, without any complaints. She was working at a foreign exchange company in Windhoek and moved to the coast recently.”

Iikuyu said on Friday at around 21:00, the woman's neighbours became worried and went to check on her. They noticed her key was inside the door and called the police.

“Upon arrival, the police broke down her door and found her hanging from the roof with a rope around her neck.

“A suicide note was found on the scene. Her next of kin have been informed. She was identified as Roise Sirkka Frans. No foul play is suspected thus far,” Iikuyu said.



Child rape

A nine-year-old girl was raped at Swakopmund on Thursday.

A 42-year-old man was arrested and will appear in the local magistrate's court today.

“He is the husband of the girl's aunt. Investigations into the matter continue,” said Iikuyu.

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