Three toddlers drown

In two of the three drowning incidents, the toddlers drowned in a bucket of water.

02 June 2020 | Crime

ELLANIE SMIT

WINDHOEK



Three toddlers drowned this weekend, while a man assaulted his sister with a broomstick.

In two of the three drowning incidents, the toddlers drowned in a bucket of water.

At Onamafila village in the Ohangwena Region a one-year-old boy drowned on Sunday in a bucket of water at his house. He was identified as Severus Kalapuse Natangwe.

Two-year-old Pombili Shakela drowned on Sunday in an earthen dam at Onamafila village in the Ohangwena Region.

In another incident on Sunday, an 11-month-old baby, Anderson Penda Mbango, drowned in a bucket of water at his home in Nomtsoub.



Rape and assault

Meanwhile, a 43-year-old woman was seriously injured when she was assaulted with a broomstick at Mafugu village in the Kavango West Region on Sunday. The suspect, her brother, has not been arrested yet according to the police.

An underage girl at Ndiyona village in the Kavango East Region is seven months pregnant after she was raped at knifepoint in November.

According to the police the girl was 14 years old at the time of the rape. The suspect has not been arrested.

A 21-year-old woman was raped in Windnoek's Wanaheda residential area on Friday. The 40-year-old suspect, who is the complainant's uncle, fled and has not been arrested.

A 12-year-girl was raped by man at Eshii village in the Epembe Constituency of the Ohangwena Region on Saturday.

It is alleged that the man grabbed the girl at a well, dragged her away and raped her. The suspect has not been arrested yet.



Drugs

Seven people were arrested for drug possession or dealing in the Khomas, Oshana and //Karas regions over the weekend. The police seized cocaine, mandrax, cannabis and cytotec tablets with an estimated value of N$135 100.

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