Murder and culpable homicide in Khomas

WINDHOEK: The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) on Monday reported various cases of culpable homicide and alleged murder committed in the Khomas Region since Thursday over the long weekend.

In the first case, a five-year-old girl died after she and her sister were run over by a vehicle on Thursday while trying to cross the busy intersection of Bahnhof Street and Robert Mugabe Avenue.

NamPol Inspector, Slogan Matheus, said during a media briefing on Monday the deceased was identified as Juliet Kataluka. She died on the spot.

Her 18-year-old sister, Sharon, was taken to the Katutura State Hospital. Her condition is described as stable.

Police investigations into the case continue.

Another pedestrian was killed by a car on Saturday evening.

The police opened a case of culpable homicide after a man was bumped to death while trying to cross the Western Bypass (B1 road) at about 20h15.

The driver of the vehicle stopped and left the road after hitting the person, but two vehicles that were travelling behind the first could not stop in time and drove over the body.

The pedestrian, who died on the scene, was not formally identified yet.

Police investigations into the matter continue.

In an unrelated case reported on Friday, a 23-year-old man was stabbed to death with a knife along Omuvapu Street in the Kilimanjaro informal settlement.

According to the police report, the victim and the suspect had an argument around 19h00 the previous day, and around 01h00 the next morning, the suspect ran towards the victim as he was walking with a friend and stabbed him to death.

The 19-year-old suspect was arrested shortly afterwards and is expected to appear before court on Tuesday.

In another fatal stabbing incident, a 41-year-old man died on the spot shortly after midnight on Saturday along Renaissance Street in Katutura when he was stabbed with a knife.

The deceased was selling bread next to his house when he was approached by three men who pretended to buy bread, and then claimed that they had no money before stabbing him with a knife.

The three fled the scene but the police managed to arrest two of them. They are expected to appear in the Katutura Magistrate’s court on Tuesday.

The deceased has not been identified yet.

Police investigations into the matter continue.

Also on Saturday, four suspects stabbed Carlos Hakskeen with a sharp object causing his death at around 17h00 on the corner of Julius Nyerere and Ongava streets.

The suspects fled the scene. However, the four later got involved in a quarrel among themselves and one of them stabbed another, landing him in hospital with a serious wound.

The deceased’s relatives are already informed about his death.

The three suspects are still at large and police investigations into the matter continue.

SOURCE: NAMPA