ONGWEDIVA, 12 JUN – The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Oshikoto Region will conduct post-mortems after registering the unusual circumstances in which two babies died over the weekend at Omuthiya and Tsumeb, respectively.
Warrant Officer Ellen Nehale of the Oshikoto NamPol Public Relations Unit on Tuesday said the deceased babies were identified as one-month-old Secilia Tuyakula and three-month-old Anna Justus Enibes.
Tuyakula’s mother reportedly found her dead after leaving her alone sleeping when she went to a nearby cuca shop.
The incident took place at Onalunike village at about 21h00 on Friday.
“The baby was allegedly found bleeding from one nose, but no injuries detected,” said Nehale.
In the second incident at the Kuvukiland informal settlement in Tsumeb, the mother of Enibes found her dead in their bedroom at about 07h00 on Saturday.
“It is alleged that the mother was away and upon returning home, found the baby dead in bed and alerted the police. The body was taken to the local state hospital and the doctor pronounced her as dead,” said Nehale.
She said the two bodies were taken to the police mortuary at Tsumeb for post-mortem examinations to determine the causes of death.
The next of kin of the deceased children are informed and police investigations in the two matters continue.