By ALICE NACHILEMBE
Police in Lusaka have arrested a woman for burring her newly born baby in a shallow grave.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo said Ruth Chisanga of Sililo village in Chibombo District has been detained for the offence of Child Destruction.
Ms Katongo said it is alleged that on 04th August, 2021 at around 04:00 hours, the suspect Chisanga gave birth to a baby boy and buried it in a shallow grave.
She said the baby was discovered at around 08:00 hours by the uncle of the suspect who, on his way to his garden, heard a cry of a baby from the bush.
Ms Katongo said upon checking, he discovered that the baby had been buried.
“He then called neighbors who helped him remove the baby from the shallow grave and took it to the nearby Kabangalala clinic where the baby was given first aid,” she said.
She said the baby is currently admitted to UTH while the mother was examined and discharged and she is in police custody.