Karasburg man stabs girlfriend with butcher knife, hangs himself

26 Aug 2015 18:40pm

WINDHOEK, 26 AUG (NAMPA) – A Karasburg man hanged himself after he allegedly stabbed his girlfriend multiple times on Wednesday morning.
The incident occurred at about 04h30 at the Kavango Location at Noordoewer, in the //Karas Region.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol) spokesperson Inspector Slogan Matheus informed Nampa on Wednesday the 26-year-old suspect allegedly stabbed his girlfriend with a butcher knife multiple times all over her body. He then fled the scene.
The 25-year-old woman’s body was discovered with the knife used to attack her stuck in her left hip.
She was rushed to the Karasburg Intermediate Hospital for treatment and immediately transferred to the Katutura Intermediate Hospital, where she is said to be in serious condition.
The suspect’s body was later discovered hanging under a tree alongside the Orange River.
Matheus said the couple had been living together for an extended period of time and have a child together.
He said the motive for the attempted murder and suicide has not yet been established.
Police investigations into the matter continue.