Lusaka mother arrested over the death of her baby

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POLICE in Lusaka have arrested a

23 year-old woman of George

Township for allegedly suffocating

her baby to death after she slept

on him.

In a statement the

Police deputy spokesperson Rae

Hamoonga stated that the incident

happened between 22:00 hours on

Sunday and 06:00 hours yesterday.

“We have detained Elizabeth

Banda, aged 23 years old, after we

received a report from her mother,

Mary Phiri of house number

260/16 George Township, to the

effect that she had slept over her

three month old baby who later

died,” Mr. Hamoonga stated.

He added that the body of the

baby was in the University

Teaching Hospital awaiting an

autopsy.

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