A 29-year-old man was arrested at Mururani village in the Kavango West Region for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl on Saturday.
The incident occurred around 19h00, the Namibian Police Force in the region revealed in the weekend crime report issued Monday.
It is alleged that the suspect grabbed the victim’s arm, pushed her to the ground and strangled her, causing bruising on her neck.
He allegedly then had unprotected sexual intercourse with her without her consent.
The victim is a resident of Mahahe village and a learner at Mururani Combined School.
According to the police, the suspect who is well-known was arrested and is due to appear in the Rundu Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.
Police investigations into the matter continue.
Source: Namibia Press Agency