Man suspected of killing and burning girlfriend in shack arrested

A 35 year old man who killed his girlfriend and burnt her in a shack on Sunday morning in Katutura Windhoek, was arrested on Tuesday in Windhoek in the northern industrial area where he has been hiding.

Namibian Police spokesperson Kauna Shikwambi confirmed to Nampa that, the man was found under the bridge near Nampower sub station where has been sleeping.

She said the man was found with burnt wounds on the face and other parts of the body that he sustained during the fire where his girlfriend perished, and he is currently admitted at the Katutura hospital under police guard.

The man is accused of killing Katrina Silas with an axe, which was found stuck in her before setting her shack on fire at Namibia Nalitungwe informal settlement in Katutura on Sunday at around 04h00.

It is alleged that the neighbors heard the couple arguing early that night at around 01h00 and few hours later the shack was on fire.

Source: Namibia Press Agency