A NINE-YEAR-OLD boy has died after he was severely beaten during a fistfight with a fellow learner at Epoli Combined School in the Ohangwena region.
He has been identified as Tangeni-Omwene Haufiku, a grade three learner at the school.
It is alleged that the late Haufiku on 26 July was assaulted by a fellow nine-year-old boy, who repeatedly punched him in the head and face at the Eenghango village while on the way home from school. Most of the punches was to the face of the little boy which resulted severe nose bleeding.
He was taken to the Ongha Clinic on Monday, 29 July, for treatment, however, he died four days later at his home at IiIagati Village.