Boy, 10, suffocates another to death in Oshikoto

17 Aug 2017 15:50pm
ONGWEDIVA, 17 AUG (NAMPA) – A 10-year-old boy allegedly suffocated a four-year-old boy to death by pouring sand into his mouth at the Onghumbula area’s Ashipepa village on Wednesday.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) at Onayena in the Oshikoto Region opened a murder docket in the case.
Crime Investigations Coordinator in the region, Deputy Commissioner Naomi Katjiua confirmed this in a crime report availed to the media on Thursday.
The deceased has been identified as Samwel Kasheeta, while the identity of the suspect is withheld as he is a minor.
According to Katjiua, the incident took place at about 17h00 when the two children were left unsupervised at Kasheeta’s homestead. The suspect is a neighbour.
“It is alleged the deceased and suspect were left together without supervision in the house and while playing, the suspect poured sand in the deceased’s mouth and he suffocated,” Katjiua stated.
Katjiua indicated the docket will be submitted to the Office of the Prosecutor-General for a decision whether to prosecute or not.
The next of kin are already informed about the death.
The body of the deceased has been taken to the Onandjokwe Lutheran Hospital near Ondangwa for a post-mortem.