Baby girl drowns in bucket of water at Rosh Pinah

KEETMANSHOOP: A one-year-and five-month-old baby girl reportedly drowned in a 20-litre container of water at Rosh Pinah on Saturday.

Namibian Police Force (NamPol) crime investigations coordinator for ||Kharas region, Deputy Commissioner, Nikodemus Mbango in a crime report on Sunday said the incident occurred on Saturday between 12h00 and 13h00 in the Tutungeni residential area at the mining town.

The deceased was identified as Valentina Mazambo and her next of kin are aware of her death.

Meanwhile, police at Keetmanshoop are investigating a rape case after a 56-year-old man allegedly raped a 21-year-old woman who is his son’s girlfriend.

The incident happened on Sunday morning between 01h00 and 02h00 at the Kronlein residential area, when the suspect unlawfully and intentionally had sexual intercourse with the complainant at his place of residence without her consent.

‘The victim is in a relationship with the suspect’s son, who was arrested on Thursday and is in custody at the Keetmanshoop holding cells
. The suspect took advantage of his son’s absence and committed the act on the victim, who came to visit the boyfriend from Aranos. The suspect and the son are living at the residence,’ said the commissioner.

Mbango added that it is further alleged that the suspect gave the victim a knife to stab him to death otherwise he would stab her, which frightened the victim and submitted herself to the sexual intercourse.

The suspect is yet to be arrested.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency