Woman gang-raped near graveyard

05 February 2019 | Crime

A 34-year-old woman was gang-raped by two men near a cemetery in Mariental this past weekend.

According to the police the woman was drinking tombo at a house in Aimablaagte location on Saturday at about 22:50.

When she returned home, two men followed her to the side of a graveyard where they overpowered, undressed and raped her, one after the other. The woman reported the known suspects, but they have not been arrested.

In another incident at Oshikango location in Oshakati West on Friday at about 03:30, it is alleged that a man - age unknown - raped a woman and then burned down her shack. The suspect, who has not been arrested, is from Omahenene location in Oshakati West and fled after the incident.

In a separate incident a 19-year-old domestic worker allegedly raped a 12-year-old girl at Okatope. The girl is in grade 6 at the Engoyi Combined School.

The incident occurred on Saturday at about 18:00 at Engoyi village in the Onyaanya area. The suspect is allegedly a domestic worker at the house where the girl lives. He has been arrested. Meanwhile, at Okongo a 34-year-old soldier shot a 22-year-old woman after an argument erupted over N$30.

According to the police, the incident occurred on Saturday at around 09:00 at a house in Ohalushu village.

It is alleged that the woman had borrowed N$30 from someone else using the soldier's name. The soldier allegedly shot the victim twice in the leg and abdomen with a 9 mm pistol. The victim was admitted to the Engela district hospital and she is in a stable condition. The soldier was arrested and his licensed firearm was confiscated. At Rehoboth, a 45-year-old man allegedly first stabbed another man to death and then critically stabbed another victim after a quarrel over N$10. The police say the suspect fatally stabbed 26-year-old Saul van Wyk in the chest with a knife at Sonderwater at about 05:00 on Sunday. Van Wyk died instantly.

Then the assailant allegedly stabbed a 29-year-old victim in the chest and upper arm. The second victim was rushed to hospital and is in a serious condition. The suspect has been arrested. In another stabbing incident at Rehoboth, a 26-year-old suspect allegedly stabbed a 22-year-old victim in the stomach on Friday.

The incident happened at Oudrew Bar in Blikkiesdorp, Block E.

The victim was rushed to a local hospital and was transferred to the Katutura state hospital in Windhoek in a critical condition. The suspect has been arrested.

In another incident over the weekend the body of a 24-year-old man was found in Keetmanshoop on Friday with multiple stab wounds to the chest. According to the police, the body of Rayno Jakob Rooi was discovered at about 02:45 on Friday near the La Tropicana four-way stop in town. It is suspected that he was involved in a gang fight. Meanwhile, a 23-year-old man allegedly stabbed two school learners, aged 22 and 25, with an Okapi knife on Friday. The incident happened at 15:30 near Elao Bar in Okongo.

According to the police, the 25-year-old learner is in grade 12 learner at Oshela Senior Secondary School and was transferred to the Oshakati state hospital where he is in a critical condition. The 22-year-old learner was reported to be in stable condition in the Okongo state hospital. The suspect was arrested and the knife recovered.

A robbery case was opened after a woman was ambushed while driving home near the Otjomuise fire station in Windhoek.

According to the police, the woman was heading home on Saturday at about 03:00 when she saw a man lying in the road. When she stopped to see if he was injured, three other men emerged from the bush and threatened her with a firearm.

The suspects drove off with her white VW Polo, which was later recovered in Antilia Street, Dorado Park. One suspect aged 24 was arrested after he was found in possession of the car. In a separate incident in Wanaheda, six suspects attacked a man with knives and robbed him.

The incident occurred on Saturday at around 03:00 in a riverbed in the Okuryangava area and the victim was stabbed and robbed of his cellphone and cash. The victim is in critical condition in the Katutura state hospital. Three suspects were arrested, while the others are still at large.

ELLANIE SMIT

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