A-31-year-old woman who is alleged to have killed her six-months-old baby by dumping him together with his four brothers in a deep well to die there has been arrested in Mzimba after a week of Police manhunt.

Mzimba Police Public Relation Officer, Constable Gabriel Chiwona confirmed of the development in an interview with FaceofMalawi, saying Mary Moyo was arrested on Monday at his home village in Mzimba.

Chiona said the suspect has since been charged with two counts; murder and attempted murder.

According to Chiona, the suspects forced her five Children to drink a pesticide known as sorighnum before she pushed them into the well.

He said four Children managed to escape from the fatal incident and rushed to report the matter to the villagers.

“Efforts by the Villagers to rescue the baby proved futile as they arrived at the scene very late,” he said.

The four Children are currently receiving treatment at Mzimba district Hospital.

Information is still sketchy as to why the suspect decided to kill her own Children.

Moyo hails from Simeon Mvula Village, Traditional authority M’mbelwa in Mzimba district.

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