In Nkhotakota, a mother was shocked after she found out that her teenage daughter was keeping a dead child wrapped in plastic papers in her room after a secret child delivery.
This has led to the arrest of the 19-year-old teenage girl for concealing birth of a child contrary to the laws in Malawi.
Nkhotakota police station Public Relations Officer Paul Malimwe confirmed of the news and identified the suspect as Agnes Andrew.
Mwalime said the suspect was taken to Mwansambo Health Center after complaining of abnormal pains and not disclosing about her pregnancy.
“A dead baby boy was later found in the suspect’s bedroom wrapped in a plastic paper when the suspect’s mother went home to collect clothes for the suspect,” said Mwalime.
She is currently in police custody in the lakeshore district.