Girl raped by 75-year-old relative

13 March 2019 | Crime

A 75-year-old cognitively impaired man allegedly raped a six-year-old girl on Saturday at a homestead at Ondobe in Omhokolo village.

According to the police the man is related to the girl, but does not live in the same house. A 12-year-old child apparently saw what happened and alerted the girl's aunt, who reported the incident to the police. No arrests have been made and the matter is still under investigation.

In a separate incident on Saturday, a 23-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping a 23-year-old woman at a house in Mondesa, Swakopmund. Also on Saturday at Leonardville in Saamstaan location a 19-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping a 23-year-old. The woman reported the incident to her mother, who alerted the police.

In a separate incident at Murani in Katjinakatji village a 16-year-old girl gave birth to a baby boy in her hut on Saturday. According to the police she apparently wrapped the baby in a cloth and dumped him in nearby bushes along a pathway. The girl has been arrested. In another incident on Saturday, an alleged notorious robber and thief was kidnapped by a group of criminals, assaulted and stabbed with knives.

Police say the man was apparently locked in the boot of a white seven-seater vehicle and was later dropped somewhere in Otjomuise in a critical condition. He was taken to the Katutura state hospital for treatment. The victim is a suspect in a Windhoek robbery case. Meanwhile, in Windhoek a 52-year-old man was arrested on Sunday after he was allegedly found in possession of 11 unlicensed firearms and ammunition. Among the firearms were an AK47 and R5 rifle.

In a separate incident, two suspects were arrested on Saturday for allegedly being in the possession of an elephant tusk. They were nabbed during a police operation along the Gobabis/Otjinene highway. A man was stabbed to death on Friday night in Bethanie, allegedly by a 57-year-old man, at a house in Gobabebfontein location.

The deceased has been identified as Christo Erenst Erich Boois. The suspect has been arrested. According to the police the motive for the stabbing is unknown.

ELLANIE SMIT

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