Man allegedly stabs girlfriend, leaves knife stuck in her head

04 Mar 2014 15:40pm
WINDHOEK, 04 MAR (NAMPA) – A 22-year-old woman died in Windhoek after her boyfriend allegedly stabbed her multiple times all over her body and head on Monday night.
City Police Chief Abraham Kanime confirmed the incident to Nampa on Tuesday morning, saying it occurred between 21h00 and 22h00 in Garnet Street near the Park Foods shopping centre in the Khomasdal residential area.
A source in the City Police - who spoke on condition of anonymity - said the 28-year-old suspect allegedly stabbed the woman all over her body with one or more kitchen knives.
He then fled the scene.
“A knife was still stuck in the victim’s head when the police arrived at the scene, while two other kitchen knives were found next to her body, which was left lying inside the backyard of the flat where the two were believed to have been living together,” the source explained.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Khomas Regional Commander, Major-General Desiderius Shilunga told this news agency that the suspect was arrested in Khomasdal at around 02h00 on Tuesday morning.
According to the City Police, more than 10 stab wounds were observed on the woman’s lifeless body.
The couple's son apparently came from the backyard whilst holding a knife and crying, but that did not create any suspicion with the landlord, who only tried to calm him down.
“The boy, whose age is not yet known, witnessed the murder and was even yelling that his father should not have killed her,” Shilunga stated.
It is suspected that the knife which he was carrying was also used to stab the woman, but this has not yet been confirmed.
The motive behind the alleged murder is not yet known, but according to Shilunga, they had received information that the couple apparently fought frequently.
The regional commander expressed concern over violence against women, and said most killings are as a result of alcohol abuse.
He thus called on community members, stakeholders and churches to mobilise themselves and alert the police when they suspect that something is not right in their communities.
Shilunga also urged couples to sit down and talk when they have differences, instead of acting violently towards each other.