Man kills toddler over paternity dispute

04 October 2021 | Crime

ELLANIE SMIT

WINDHOEK

A 29-year-old man was arrested for allegedly murdering a three-month-old baby during a fight with his girlfriend in Katima Mulilo on Friday.

According to the police, the man confronted his girlfriend about whether he was the biological father of the child. He then apparently took the baby by the neck and threw him onto the roof. The child fell onto the floor and died.

Girl raped in her house

In a separate incident, a 13-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 38-year-old Angolan man at Omahenene village in the Omusati Region on Friday.

The suspect is expected to appear before the Outapi Magistrate's Court today.

The Omusati regional police commander, Commissioner Titus Shikongo, confirmed the incident and said the man was arrested the same day. The complainant is a grade 7 pupil.

Shikongo said it is alleged that the suspect called the victim to the bathroom of her father's house and raped her there.

He said the suspect and the complainant are neighbours.

“The father heard noise coming from the bathroom. He went to see what was happening and found the man raping his daughter,” Shikongo said.

He said the father immediately called the police. The girl will be attended to by social workers for counselling and medical check-ups. Police investigations continue.

More rapes

At Rehoboth, a 30-year-old man allegedly raped a 39-year-old woman on Friday. He apparently overpowered her while she was sleeping. The woman managed to hit the suspect over the head with an object and he ran away but was later arrested when he went to seek treatment at the hospital.

Meanwhile, in Wanaheda, a 49-year-old woman was raped by two men and robbed of N$5 000 on Saturday night.

According to the police the woman was at home alone at the time. She woke up to find two men standing next to her bed, wearing balaclavas.

It is further alleged that one of the suspects had a panga and the other had a knife.

They allegedly took turns to rape her and walked away with the money afterwards. No arrests have been made.

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