Police in Nkhotakota are keeping in custody a 22-year old woman, for allegedly concealing birth of a child in the district.

The suspect, Steria Manda is a news reporter at Nkhotakota community radio station.

On September 13, 2021 around 04:00 hours, the suspect went to St Anne’s mission hospital complaining of abdominal pain, diarrhea and vomiting.

Whilst at the hospital being attended by the nurse, she asked to answer a natural call.

In the course of answering natural call, the suspect experienced labour process and she delivered a baby boy.

Later, she came out from the toilet with a dead body in her hands with fractures on both arms and bruises on the neck.

Nurses at the hospital were shocked and reported the matter to Nkhotakota Police station who swiftly visited the scene.

Postmortem of the newly born baby will be conducted tomorrow at Nkhotakota district hospital to establish the cause of the death.

Currently, the suspect is admitted at St Anne’s hospital.

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