An 18-year-old learner from Ashipala Secondary School in Omusati Region was arrested after she allegedly killed her newborn child at the school's hostel.

Police preliminary investigations reveal that the suspect gave birth to a baby boy and stuffed toilet paper in the baby's mouth, suffocating him.

She then wrapped the baby in her t-shirt and hid the body in the hostel room cupboard.

School learners discovered blood in the shower and informed the school teacher, who alerted the police officers, who ultimately made the grisly discovery.

The suspect was taken to Oshikuku Hospital for treatment under police guard.

The Grade 11 learner faces a charge of murder and defeating the course of justice.




Ndapanda Shuuya