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Pregnant woman dies after assault by boyfriend

Pregnant woman dies after assault by boyfriend

Placido Hilukilwa


A PREGNANT woman who was brutally assaulted by her boyfriend on Saturday evening and left for dead, has this week died in the Onadjokwe district hospital.


According to Inspector Abner Kaume Itumba, the assault occurred in the Olukula village in the Okongo Constituency of Ohangwena.


Itumba said that the woman, Hilma Namupala Shiyoma, age unknown, was assaulted Saturday evening and was found by villagers the following day laying helplessly in the bush.


“She was in a very critical condition and was initially taken to the Okongo hospital, but was later transferred to Onandjokwe where she died on Monday,” said Itumba.


The deceased and her suspected assailant were in a long-term relationship that resulted in the pregnancy.


The suspect, Jerobeam Nghinamhito, age also unknown, is on the run and the police is of the opinion that he might be hiding in Angola.


“He has relatives on both sides of the border,” said Itumba, adding that police investigators might find it necessary to rope in their Angolan counterparts.


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