Decomposing body of a baby found on river bank

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A 34-year-old woman from Jotsholo, Matabeleland North province has been arrested for allegedly killing her baby and burying the body on the banks of Mahusekwa River.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) said the woman was arrested for infanticide.

Police said the body was found on Wednesday and was in an advanced stage of decomposition. Said a police statement posted on Twitter:

“Police in Jotsholo arrested a woman (34) in connection with a case of infanticide which occurred on 24/621. The infant’s body which was in its advanced stage of decomposition was discovered buried in sand with the skull and hands slightly exposed, near Mahusekwa River on 14/7/21. Investigations are underway.”

In a related but different case, police in Harare are appealing for information to help them in their investigation after the body of a baby was found at a dumping site. Said the police:

“Police are appealing for information that may aid investigations of a case of infanticide in which the body of a baby boy approximately +/-40 weeks was found at a dumping site along 132 Street in Warren Park.”

In yet another case, a body of a suspected male beggar was discovered at Warren Park Hills Cemetery on 14 July 2021. Police say the body which had no injuries was found partially covered in rugs and a khaki bedcover.

— Pindula


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