A YOUNG man from Ohangwena hanged himself from a tree in the Onhuno area after allegedly killing the 19-year-old Ndateelela Ndahafa Shipopyeni with a metal bar.
Ohangwena Regional Community Affairs Officer, Warrant Abner Kaume Iitumba, said Kondjeni Lukalwa had fled the scene after he struck the young woman on her head with the piece of metal on Thursday. The girl died at the spot and a manhunt was launched for the suspect.
“The suspect was discovered at around 11:00 on Friday by a child playing with a toy car. He committed suicide by hanging himself with a piece of wire from a tree,” he said.
Iitumba said Lukalwa and the young woman had a one-year-old child together and that he attacked her in her sleeping room. The reason for the attack is still under investigation.