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Man allegedly kills mother with pounding stick at Diyogha village

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A 21-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly killing his 57-year-old biological mother with a pounding stick. The incident happened at Diyogha village in the Mukwe Constituency, the Namibian Police Force (NamPol)‘s Crime Investigations Coordinator for the Kavango East […]

A 21-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly killing his 57-year-old biological mother with a pounding stick.

The incident happened at Diyogha village in the Mukwe Constituency, the Namibian Police Force (NamPol)‘s Crime Investigations Coordinator for the Kavango East Region, Bonifatius Kanyetu, told Nampa on Thursday.

Kanyetu said the suspect, who was alone with his mother, also set her on fire as well as her clothes that she was wearing along with a blanket, in an attempt to destroy evidence.

He allegedly also tried to dig a hole to bury her but the sand was too hard to dig and so he fled the scene instead.

The scene was discovered by a member of the community on Thursday morning who had wanted to pay a visit to the deceased. The community member then alerted the police.

The body of the decease was taken to Andara State Mortuary for a post-mortem.

Police investigation into the matter continues.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency

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