Blunt force to the head caused Windhoek baby's death

03 Jan 2019 08:10am
WINDHOEK, 03 JAN (NAMPA) - The three-month-old baby found dead in Windhoek last Friday died as a result of blunt force to the head, the Namibian Police have said.
Nampa reported earlier that the infant was found dead at home in the Wanaheda residential area around 18h30.
A crime report issued by the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) on Wednesday said Kaundenisa Hengari appeared to have been hit on the head with an unknown object, leaving her with a cracked skull.
“The mother left the baby at home with a 14-year-old boy,” the crime report said.
No arrests have been made in connection with the matter.
Meanwhile, a Windhoek Psychiatric Hospital patient, Hangura Hausiku, 30, was allegedly stabbed to death with a pen by a fellow patient on Friday.
The crime report said Hausiku was stabbed in the neck by a 29-year-old man at the hospital around 19h20.
“No arrest was made and police investigations continue,” said the report.
The next of kin of the deceased were informed.
Meanwhile Joseph Mulandji, 30, was allegedly assaulted and stabbed with unknown objects at the Mix informal settlement at Brakwater on 21 December 2018.
He was admitted to the Katutura Intermediate Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on 27 December.
The three suspects aged between 19 and 24 have been arrested.
In another incident, Denzil Xamseb (age unknown) was found in a pool of blood with stab wounds in the neck around 01h18 on Tuesday in Katutura.
He died upon arrival at the Katutura Intermediate Hospital.
His next of kin were informed.
In the Omaheke Region, an Angolan national known only as Gabriel died at Otjivero last Friday.
The crime report said he was allegedly assaulted with a rock by a 53-year-old man. When he fell down, a car drove over him.
“A post-mortem will be conducted to determine whether the deceased was already dead due to the beating or if he died when he was run over,” said the police.
His next of kin were informed and the suspect was arrested.
(NAMPA)
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