Suspected murder-suicide shocks Opuwo

OPUWO: The community of Opuwo was shocked by the news of a passion killing which happened at Okatuwo, a settlement in the capital of the Kunene region.

A body of a man was found hanging while another body of woman was on the floor of the same room. It is suspected that the man killed the woman before he committed suicide by hanging himself in the same room.

The man has been identified as Nguapeua Matundu (28) and the woman as Vemusyepo Zatjinda (27).

According to the regional crime investigation co-ordinator in the Kunene region, deputy commissioner Rudolf Kanyetu, this kind of killings is very rare in this region.

“I came to this region in January and this is the first killing of this sort”, Kanyetu said.

The decomposed bodies were discovered on Sunday morning. According to neighbors the couple was lastly seen on Thursday. People became suspicious when a bad smell was coming from the room in which the bodies were found.

“The smell was so strong and disturbing that we were forced to come closer to find out if there was someone in the room, only to find that the key was in the door and the door was locked,” a community member told Nampa.

The police was informed immediately and reacted speedily. They broke the door only to find the tow bodies.

What led to the unfortunate incident is still a puzzle. Their next of kin have been informed and police investigation in the matter still continues.