A 24 years old lady from Ndalama village T/A Mkukula, Dowa has been charged with Infanticide(act to kill a newborn baby) by Mponela First Grade Magistrate Court.
Facts are that, the lady, a mother of a four year old child was attending Antenatal Clinic at Mtengowanthenga Hospital.
On 28/01/2019, some villagers saw her without the pregnancy and the where about of the baby was no well known.
This prompted some villagers to inform the village chief who called police to investigate.
The lady confessed to have buried the child just after birth as she had multiple boyfriends including her step father.
Medical Officers from Mtengowanthenga hospitals were called to help police dig and do postmortem.
Reports from Mtengowanthenga Hospital indicate that the child was buried alive as there was a lot of soft soil in the throat and mouth.
The lady has been reminded at Maula Prison to await court proceedings.
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