Baby hospitalised after being slammed to the ground

23 May 2014 18:17pm
WINDHOEK, 23 MAY (NAMPA) - A family of three ended up in hospital in Windhoek on Friday afternoon after the father repeatedly slammed his 18-month-old baby to the floor of their living room.
The incident occurred in the Olympia residential area after the mother of the baby, who is also the 32-year-old suspect's fiancé, returned home shortly before lunch to pick the man up to take him to a doctor's appointment.
According to information received from the City Police, the baby's legs and arms were fractured, while the head was extremely swollen.
The man then turned to his fiancé and stabbed her in the back with a kitchen knife which broke off in her back.
The police did not say whether the baby is a boy or girl.
City Police Senior Superintendent Gerry Shikesho told Nampa it is suspected that the man tried to attempt suicide by slitting his wrists numerous times.
The woman's mother, who lives with the couple, called an ambulance which rushed them to the hospital.
“Both the man and the minor have been hospitalised and are in a critical condition. It will be a miracle if the baby survives at all,” Shikesho said.
He added that the man is said to suffer from depression, for which he was receiving treatment.
Shikesho said people should seek medical advice or treatment before it is too late.