Woman suspect, in her child’s death

 Woman suspect, in her child’s death

By MAIMBO MWEEMBA
Police in Lusaka have detained a 27-year-old woman for suspected murder after her 8-month- old baby  died in unknown circumstances.

Police Deputy Public Relations Office Danny Mwale said preliminary investigations revealed that the couple did not have any dispute but slept in different rooms.

Mr Mwale said the mother to the child Esnart Banda, in her alleged drunken state slept in the living room while her husband slept in the bedroom in their two bedroomed house

He said revealed that the baby was discovered dead near the door away from the mother by the father who woke up to go outside the house around 04:00 hours.

Mr Mwale says the body of the victim has been deposited in University Teaching Hospital (UTH) Mortuary awaiting postmortem.

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