17 Jul 2015 08:40am
GROOTFONTEIN, 17 JUL (NAMPA) A 31-year-old woman on Thursday survived six stab wounds allegedly inflicted on her by a man who stayed over at her house for the night at Okamatapati.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)s Otjozondjupa regional spokesperson, Warrant Officer Maureen Mbeha told Nampa on Friday the two said they knew each other.
Preliminary police findings indicate that the suspect is from Okakarara, while the victim is from Okamatapati, both situated in the Okakarara Constituency.
Mbeha explained that the suspect and victim were spotted having drinks at a bar in Okamatapati on Wednesday at around 20h00.
It is alleged that the woman was seen walking away from the bar with the suspect, who said he did not have a place to sleep.
The victim had accommodated him in her house for the night. The suspect slept in her bed, while she slept on the floor, Mbeha said, adding that only the victim and suspect had been in the house when the incident occurred.
At around 01h00 on Thursday morning, the suspect woke up and allegedly demanded sexual intercourse from the woman.
The victim refused, and the man pulled out a pocket knife and stabbed her three times in the head.
The woman then gave in to his demands, and once the man was done he allegedly stabbed her three times on the forehead before fleeing the house.
The woman started screaming for help and her neighbours came to her rescue.
She was taken to the Okakarara State Hospital where she is busy recovering.
The suspect was apprehended on Thursday afternoon and is expected to appear in the Okakarara Magistrates Court on Friday.
Police investigations into the matter continue.