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Baby dumped in pit latrine in Lusaka’s Kamwala South

By KALOBWE BWALYA

POLICE are investigating a case of infanticide in which a fully developed baby was found dumped by unknown people in a pit latrine in Lusaka’s Kamwala South area.

The baby was discovered on Sunday, 2023 around 22:00 hours by the caretaker at the same house which is shared by many tenants. 

Police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale said police were alerted and together with community members retrieved the body of the baby girl from the pit latrine.

He said the body is in University Teaching Hospitals mortuary awaiting postmortem and burial and Investigations have been instituted.

Meanwhile, Police in Rufunsa District are holding a 39-year-old man for having canal knowledge of his grandmother aged 67.  The suspect was apprehended by members of the community at a named village on Sunday around 05:00 hours.

“Initial investigations revealed that the victim who has impaired vision went to sleep in her house alone on December 31, 2022 around 20:00 hours and on January 1, 2023 at around 05:00 hours the suspect was seen running out of the same house by his aunty,” said Mr Mwale

Mr Mwale said police visited the scene and arrested the suspect while the victim was taken to the hospital for medical attention. 

And, a 47-year-old man of Chaisa Compound in Lusaka identified as Peter Zulu committed suicide after alleged pressure from his divorced wife over school fees for their only child who has qualified to Grade 10.

The incident occurred on January 1, 2023 between 01:00 hours and 05:00 hours at unknown house number in Chaisa Compound. The deceased was found hanging by the neck to a string.

The body was deposited in University Teaching Hospitals mortuary awaiting postmortem and an inquiry file into the matter had been opened.

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