DRC man kills girlfriend and self

07 Oct 2014 15:10pm
SWAKOPMUND, 07 OCT (NAMPA) – A 50-year-old man allegedly killed his girlfriend and then himself on Sunday in the DRC settlement of Swakopmund.
Vilho Lukas is said to have used a sharp object to beat and stab his girlfriend, Padelia Velnoma Samuel, 44, to death in their corrugated iron house in that settlement.
After committing the suspected murder in a locked room, Lukas hanged himself from the ceiling of the same room.
Crime Investigations’ Coordinator for the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Erongo Region, Deputy Commissioner Otillie Kashuupulwa confirmed the incident on Tuesday.
She said a concerned neighbour alerted the police on Monday after there has been no movement in that shack since Sunday.
“When the police came to the scene, they discovered the woman’s body in a pool of blood, and her boyfriend’s body hanging from the roof,” Kashuupulwa explained.
The deputy commissioner could not say what had caused the argument and subsequent murder and suicide.
The next of kin of the deceased have already been informed.