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Boy squashed to death by car

Boy squashed to death by car

Staff Report

A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD boy died after he was run into a dam wall in Epukiro in the Omaheke Region.

According to the Namibian Police, the incident happened on 27 April, at around 14:00 at Ozombouvapa village in the Epukiro area.

According to an eye witness; a driver came to collect water with a blue Ford Bantam pick-up with no license plates and found the eye witness and the deceased and four other young children playing at the dam.

The driver parked the motor vehicle in reverse gear and after starting the ignition and attempting to drive forward, the car moved backwards, bumping the deceased and smashing him against the dam’s wall.

After the driver noticed that he has bumped someone, he allegedly switched off the ignition and left the scene without helping the trapped boy.

The eye witness allegedly called for help, but by the time onlookers move the motor vehicle, it was too late as the boy was already dead.

The driver has handed himself over to the police.

In another incident, a woman burned her lover to death following a fight over the ownership of the shack they share.

The incident happened on Friday, 26 April, at Epako residential area in Gobabis, around 22:00.

The suspect allegedly burned down the shack while her boyfriend, Paul Engelbrecht (37), was sound asleep inside.

The suspect has been arrested and police investigations continue.

In another case, the lifeless body of Martin Metumo Ikukutu, only dressed in a short, was discovered by a passer-by after it was dumped along the Bokomo – Ndilimani farm gravel road near Okahandja Park informal settlement.

The body was discovered on Saturday at about 09:30.

It is alleged that the suspect or suspects suffocated the deceased by tying him with a wire around his neck.

It is further alleged that the deceased was last seen alive at a party in Okuryangava on Friday, 26 April, allegedly with a lot of money on him.

No arrests have yet been made and police investigations continue.

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