Two babies among reported deaths over the weekend

Eba Kandovazu

THE police are investigating two separate incidents in which babies died last Thursday and Friday.

According to Nampol Spokesperson, Deputy Commissioner Kauna Shikwambi, a two-month-old baby boy,Gift Vries, died on Thursday while sleeping. The incident happened at Karasburg. The baby was taken to the hospital and was declared dead upon arrival. Shikwambi says a postmortem is underway to determine the cause of death.

Meanwhile, another baby girl, seven-month-old Ndapwa Jesaya was found dead in bed at Onayena last Friday. A postmortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

Police in Opuwo are also busy with an inquest in which 16-year-old Rikondjera Tjiposa was killed by a grinder, in a purported freak accident last Thursday at his home. Police say Tjiposa was cut on the neck, causing him to bleed heavily and dying instantly.

A ten-year-older boy, Nikodemus Nefungo from Omuntele died on Friday after the donkey cart in which he was hit a gate and overturned.

In a separate incident, a 61-year-old woman was reportedly raped by a 42-year old man at Nuwerus, Aranos, on Friday.

In another rape incident, a 19-year-old man was arrested for raping a ten- year-old girl at Ondjokwe village, in the Onankali district yesterday.

The suspect is employed as a stay-in domestic worker at the victim’s house. Her parents were not at home, Shikwambi says.

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