A 20-year-old woman operating as a s*x worker has been arrested by police in Dedza for killing and dumbing her newly born baby in the bush.
Dedza Police Deputy Publicist, Cassim Manda has confirmed of the incident and identified the woman as Queen Gilinja who was arrested on Saturday at Kalinyeke Trading Centre following a tip by resident that they had found a dead newly born baby wrapped in a sheet in the bushes.
“The team of police officers accompanied by hospital personnel rushed to the scene and collected the remains of the baby whose other parts were already eaten by dogs. An autopsy report conducted by medical personnel from Dedza District Hospital shows the baby died either from hypothermia due to environmental exposure to freezing temperature after being abandoned in the bush or loss of blood after being eaten by dogs,” said the publicist.
Gilinja hails from Kandeu Village, Traditional Authority M’ganja in Ntcheu.