Police in Nkhotakota are keeping in custody a 22-year old woman for allegedly strungling to death her newly born baby boy.
According Nkhotakota Police Public Relations Officer Sergeant Paul Malimwe, the suspect has been identified as Steria Manda.
Malimwe said on September 13, 2021 at around 04:00 hours, the suspect went to St Anne’s Mission Hospital complaining of abdominal pain, diarrhea and vomitting.
“Whilst at the hospital being attended by the nurse, she asked to answer a call of nature. Whilst in ladies’ room, it is believed that she delivered of a baby boy. Later, she came out 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 where officers swiftly went to the hospital,” explained the PRO
Postmortem conducted at the hospital established that strangulation and head injury are the causes of the death.
Meanwhile, the suspect has confessed to have twisted the neck of the newly born baby.
Currently, the suspect is in police custody and will appear in court soon.
Steria Manda hails from Matola village in the area of Traditional Authority Chitsemphere in Kasungu district.
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