WINDHOEK, 19 APR – A three-year-old boy died on Wednesday after his aunt allegedly hit him with a stick in the Kunene Region.
Namibian Police crime investigations coordinator in Kunene, Deputy Commissioner Rudolf Kanyetu told Nampa on Thursday the incident occurred at Otjomukandi village in the Omakange policing area.
The deceased has been identified as Penaete Muundjua.
It is alleged that the woman hit him repeatedly for climbing a tree next to their house. The boy then apparently started crying and walked away.
“A few steps further, he suddenly started to breathe abnormally and died,” Kanyetu said, adding that no visible injuries or wounds have been observed on the boy’s body.
The 34-year-old woman has been arrested and is expected to appear in the Opuwo Magistrate’s Court on Friday.