Women allegedly raped by three men in Rehoboth

05 Oct 2014 17:50pm
WINDHOEK, 05 OCT (NAMPA) - Two cases of rape were reported to the Namibian Police over the weekend.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol) spokesperson Sergeant Slogan Matheus said at the weekly crime briefing in Windhoek on Sunday the police in Rehoboth are looking for three suspects after the trio allegedly raped a woman in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The incident occurred at around 03h00 when one of the suspects lured the victim from a shebeen in Block C. According to Matheus, he told the 33-year-old victim her boyfriend was waiting for her in a nearby riverbed. She walked to the riverbed and when she got there, was overpowered by the suspects who allegedly raped her.
No one has been arrested in connection with the matter yet, but the suspects are known to the police, Matheus said.
Meanwhile, a 36-year-old woman was allegedly raped by her ex-boyfriend at her residence in Kindergarten Street in Windhoek’s Greenwell Matongo informal settlement.
The incident occurred on Friday afternoon at around 17h17.
The 35-year-old suspect in the matter was arrested on the same day and is expected to appear in the Katutura Magistrate's Court on Monday.
In Rehoboth, a 33-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly stabbed his girlfriend to death on Sunday.
The deceased has been identified as the 23-year-old Riana Kastoor, who was stabbed in the neck and back.
Matheus said the deceased had asked the police to escort her to her boyfriend’s place to collect some personal items. Upon arrival they found the house locked and returned to Kastoor's place. She later went there again with an aunt at around 06h30 on Sunday morning, only to be confronted by the suspect. Her aunt ran away when a scuffle broke out between the two, after which it is suspected the murder took place.
Matheus said it is not clear why the deceased returned to her boyfriend’s house without a police escort as one of the officers gave her his contact details and told her to contact him if she wanted to return.
(NAMPA)
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