Man Strangles Lover to Death With Rope

POLICE in Keetmanshoop on Monday arrested an 18-year-old man for allegedly strangling his lover with a rope in a jealous rage.

In an attempt to cover up his deed, the man told the police that his lover had committed suicide by hanging herself from the roof of the house.

Police Inspector Gottfried Kauhanda said the murder happened at farm Warmfontein in the Aroab district.

Kauhanda alleged that the suspect believed his lover had a love relationship with a co-worker at the farm.

Police sources yesterday indicated that the suspect confessed killing his 18-year-old lover, identified as Janeta Babieb.

The deceased was from Aroab.

The suspect is expected to appear in court on a murder charge today.

Babieb is the fourth woman to be murdered in the space of two months in Karas region.

Just recently, the body of Bonaventura Jash was found in a dry riverbed at Tses village. She was raped before the attacker strangled her to death.

A suspect identified as Jesaya Boois was arrested in connection with Jash’s death.

In August, Dophistar Mwaka Chinyama (24) was reportedly strangled to death by her 28-year-old boyfriend in her room at Aussenkehr in the Karasburg district, while Katrina Waterboer was allegedly beaten to death by her lover.

Source : The Namibian