Woman beaten and raped at Opuwo

09 Jul 2013 02:40
OPUWO, 09 JUL (NAMPA) - The Deputy Regional Commander of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Kunene Region is urging women living here to move in pairs when they are out at night to avoid being attacked by criminals.
Deputy Commissioner James Nderura made this call during a telephonic interview with Nampa on Monday after a 28-year-old woman was allegedly beaten before being raped by an unknown man at Opuwo last week.
The incident occurred on Friday evening between 18h00 and 19h00 in the Orutjandja residential area.
A police report availed to this news agency and dated 07 July this year said the woman was grabbed from behind and beaten until she was powerless by the suspect before he allegedly raped her.
No arrests have been made in connection with the matter yet.
Nderura said women living here, as well as all community members should always be aware of their surroundings, be vigilant and memorise the faces and clothes of people they meet ?as they will never know who is a criminal, or when a person is going to attack them?.
He then called on community members with information which could lead to the arrest of the man involved in Friday?s attack, to contact the police.