OPUWO: A 31-year-old Namibian man took his own life in the police holding cells at Khorixas on Sunday after being arrested as a suspect in the double murder of his girlfriend and another man.
According to the police crime report issued on Monday, the deceased, identified as Petrus Hamunyela, was charged with murder on Sunday after he allegedly murdered his girlfriend and another man around 15h00 on Saturday at Torra Bay in the Sesfontein Constituency.
The police said the deceased ordered the man and woman from the car they were sitting in. He then chopped the man with a panga in the head several times and then cut his throat.
Hamunyela then also cut the throat of his girlfriend with the same panga. Both died on the spot.
Hamuyela apparently took his own life with the cord of the shorts he was wearing that was not detected during the body search when he was detained.
The police only found his lifeless body with the robe still around his neck in the cell during their morning hour inspection rounds.
The next of kin of all three diseased have been informed.