A 25-year-old man was chopped with a hoe in his head while asleep allegedly by his 19-year-old brother at the Thipanana village on Saturday.
Thipanana village is near Andara, some 200 kilometres east of Rundu.
The deceased has been identified as Thirumbu Twapwa.
Acting Regional Crime Investigations’ Coordinator for Kavango East, Detective Chief Inspector Chrispin Mubebo told Nampa on Sunday the man was hit three times on the left side of his head and once on the right.
The incident took place between 20:00 and 21:00 hours.
Twapwa died at the Andara District Hospital.
Police arrested the suspect on the same day, and he is set to appear in court this coming week.
The deceased’s next of kin have been informed.