Girl raped by school cleaner

09 April 2019 | Crime

A 14-year-old girl was raped this weekend in the Oshikoto Region, allegedly by a cleaner at her school.

According to the police, the incident happened on Friday at Oshikandanga village in the Oshigambo area.

The suspect, who works at Pukulukeni Combined School, went to the girl's home and called for her. When she emerged from her house, he then allegedly grabbed her and pulled her into the nearest bushes, where he pushed her onto the ground and raped her. He also promised to buy her a cellphone.

The man then fled the scene and is currently being sought by the police. In another incident, a 30-year-old man was arrested over the weekend at Oshivelo for allegedly raping his 11-year-old niece at Hantoni village, also in Oshikoto. According to the police the incident occurred during March when he was left alone with the girl at a house.

In a separate incident over the weekend, a 22-year-old women was raped in Mariental.

According to the police the woman knows the suspect, but not his name. It is alleged the woman and the suspect, together with their friends, were on their way to Club Vegas after leaving a shebeen. The victim and the suspect were walking in front of their friends and the suspect instructed the woman to follow him into a riverbed. He then pulled out a knife. He instructed the victim to undress or else he would stab her. The police say the woman undressed out of fear and the suspect raped her. When the others caught up with the woman, the suspect had already fled. He has not been arrested. In another incident, a six-month-old baby boy died in Rehoboth after his mother left him alone with a seven-year-old child on Saturday morning.

According to the police, the bottle of instant porridge that the mother left for the baby, Aksel Aziel Fleermuis, finished so the older boy refilled it. The baby was later found dead, lying face-up on a bed.

There was a whitish, milky vomit coming from the infant's mouth. Meanwhile, at Okahandja a 41-year-old man was shot, allegedly by a 55-year-old member of the Namibian Defence Force (NDF) in the Pick n Pay parking area on Friday evening. According to the police the suspect followed the man from inside the shop, and when they reached the parking area, he allegedly grabbed him and pulled out a pistol. The suspect then shot once into the air and before allegedly turning the gun on the victim. He was transported to the Katutura state hospital.

In another incident in Rehoboth, the semi-naked body of a 28-year-old man was discovered.

According to the police, Iswawn Vinzenzo was found wearing only a black T-shirt. He had a stab wound on the left side of his chest. His dog was lying next to him.

A 42-year-old woman died on Sunday at a village in the Okalongo constituency of Omusati after she drank herbs given to her by a traditional healer.

According to the police, Ekandjo Teopolina had been complaining of a headache since Saturday and was attended to by a traditional healer from Angola. She was given traditional herbs to drink, and after drinking the concoction, she started vomiting and died on the spot.



ELLANIE SMIT

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