Learner tries to dump baby at Oshilemba village: NamPol

23 Jun 2013 10:50
WINDHOEK, 23 JUN (NAMPA) - An 18-year-old Grade 10 learner was arrested for attempted murder after she unsuccessfully tried to kill her newborn baby at Oshilemba village in the Omusati Region on Saturday.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol) spokesperson, Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi told a media briefing here on Sunday afternoon the learner allegedly gave birth to healthy baby boy in the nearby bushes at the village.
She then allegedly dug a hole and buried the baby alive before returning to her homestead.
Shortly after she went home, some of her family members noticed bloodstains on her clothes.
A team of family members and some volunteers then followed her footprints and came upon the spot where she buried the baby.
The baby boy was still alive and was immediately rushed to the Tsandi District Hospital for a medical examination and treatment.
He is reported to be in a healthy condition.
The young mother, who was also reunited with the baby, was arrested by the police and is expected to make her first court appearance in the Okahao Magistrate's Court on Monday.