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Mentally ill man allegedly beats grandmother to death

A 34-YEAR-OLD man was arrested on Friday at Onhuno village in the Ohangwena region after allegedly beating his 65-year-old grandmother with a dry stick several times on the forehead.

The incident happened at around 16h30.

According to police spokesperson Kauna Shikwambi in a weekend crime report on Sunday, the elderly woman sustained fractures on the forehead and died on the spot.

It is alleged that the suspect is a grandson of the deceased and they lived together.

“The suspect is believed to be mentally ill. The deceased approached the suspect in order to stop him from making noise. The suspect came and started beating the deceased until she died instantly,” Shikwambi said.

The suspect was apprehended and detained at Ohangwena Police Station, said Shikwambi.

Police investigations continue.

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