Rapes reported at Aranos and Katima Mulilo

11 Oct 2015 17:40pm
WINDHOEK, 11 OCT (NAMPA) – Two rapes were recorded by the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) over the weekend.
The Head of Media Relations at NamPol, Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi said in a media statement availed to Nampa on Sunday the police at Aranos in the Hardap Region reported that a 17-year-old boy was arrested after he allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl on Friday.
The incident occurred on Friday between 18h00 and 19h00 at the Nuweros residential area.
The alleged rapist reportedly assaulted the victim before raping her.
The police investigation continues.
In the Zambezi Region, a 26-year-old woman was allegedly attacked and raped by two unknown men at Katima Mulilo on Friday.
The incident occurred in the Bebi residential area at 23h00.
The victim was allegedly walking with her boyfriend when they were attacked.
No one has been arrested yet and police investigations continue.
In an unrelated incident, the Okatope police in the Oshikoto Region recorded a case of reckless and negligent driving after a driver of a Toyota pick-up allegedly hit a cow on the road and collided with an oncoming Toyota pick-up.
Six passengers and the drivers of one of the pick- ups sustained serious injuries and were admitted to the Onandjokwe State Hospital.
The accident took place on Friday at 19h00 on the Oshivelo/Ondangwa main road, some 30 kilometres from Ondangwa.
The police investigation continues.
The Ohangwena police said a young Angolan man - Erastus Nangolo Hawala - died after he allegedly drowned in a pond while swimming.
His body was retrieved by the police on Saturday.
The next of kin have been informed.
At Walvis Bay a 23-year-old man died after he was stabbed early on Sunday morning.
An argument that erupted amongst a group of young men led to the stabbing of Jaco Laurento Vries, who died on the scene at around 02h00 and 03h00 at Sushi bar.
A suspect was arrested in connection with the alleged murder and the police investigation continues.
His next of kin have been informed.
(NAMPA)
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