Learner commits suicide

Crime

11 March 2020 | Crime

Walvis Bay •[email protected]



A 15-year old girl committed suicide yesterday afternoon.

She was found hanging from the bathroom ceiling by her brother, according to information contained in the regional crime report.

“When her brother arrived home at around 18:00 he found her in the house. Around 20:00 he called her but got no reply. He went to check on her and saw that the bathroom door was locked. He peeped through the keyhole and saw her body hanging. He broke down the door and found that she had used a scarf tied to the roof to commit suicide,” the regional crime investigations coordinator, deputy commissioner Erastus Iikuyu said.

The girl was identified as Frieda Dhiginina, a grade 8 learner at a local school in the harbour town. Her next of kin has been informed.

This is the second suicide in a space of three days.

A 47-year old man also committed suicide over the weekend. He told the people at his residence in Kuisebmond that he was going to work on Friday afternoon around 14:00.

“On Saturday morning at 10:40, the home owner found the deceased hanging from the roof in the garage. He was living with his two children and his wife was staying in the North. No suicide note was left and no foul play is suspected.”

He was identified as Abraham Uuwanga. His next of kin have been informed.

In another crime related incident, unknown suspect(s) broke into the Agra store in Omaruru.

They removed the store’s burglar bars and disarmed the alarm.

The suspect(s) managed to cut open the storeroom door as well as the safe with a cutting torch and removed N$25 610.40 in cash, two rifles, live ammunition and an HP laptop. The total value of the stolen goods is estimated at N$77 592.99.
Nothing was recovered with no one arrested yet.

The police team sent to Omaruru to assist with investigations managed to identify the getaway vehicle used in a robbery at Shell Service Station recently.

The suspects are being traced.

During this incident a cashier and security guard were held at gunpoint and the suspects managed to get away with N$25 000.


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