06 Mar 2016 17:50pm
WINDHOEK, 06 MAR (NAMPA) - A woman was reportedly raped and killed as she was walking home in Swakopmunds Mondesa residential area on Saturday.
She has been identified as the 23-year-old Kate Gustava Nuwuses.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol) spokesperson Kauna Shikwambi said at the weekly crime briefing here on Sunday Nuwuses was walking home alone from a bar when the incident occurred.
The suspect in the matter allegedly stabbed her in the neck with an unknown object and she died on the spot.
The 21-year-old suspect has been arrested and Nuwuses next of kin have been informed.
Another rape was reported at Onangama village in the Ohangwena Region.
It is alleged that the suspect, aged 28, followed his 31-year-old victim from a shebeen and allegedly grabbed her from behind, forced her to the ground and had sexual intercourse with her without her consent.
The suspect has been arrested and police investigations continue.
Shikwambi also reported that a case of attempted murder was opened against a security guard after a scuffle broke out on Friday in the Dolam residential area of Katutura.
Patrons of a shebeen apparently did not want the shebeen owner to close the outlet and they started throwing stones at him, causing facial injuries and damaging his vehicle.
The security guard fired a shot and a 21-year-old was struck by the bullet in his right leg. The victim was admitted to the Katutura State Hospital. No arrests were made and investigations continue.
Also in Windhoek, five unknown armed men forced open the door of the Kuehne and Nagel International premises in the Lafrenz Industrial Area on Sunday.
They tied up the security guard who was on duty before breaking into the warehouse.
A laptop of unknown value and N.dollars 1 000 were stolen from the safe, which they opened with a cutting torch.
At Onamishu village in the Oshikoto Region, a five-year-old fell into a well which is 50 metres deep and died instantly on Friday.
The childs body has been recovered.