Woman nabbed for killing unborn baby

A woman identified as Mariam Sanudi, 34, is in police custody for allegedly killing her unborn child.

Lumbadzi Police Station Public Relations Officer Sergeant Felix Kwinyani said Sanudi is suspected to have performed the evil act as she was seen pregnant for the past 8 months.

According to Kwinyani, Elderly people in the village became suspicious as they saw her behaving as if she had given birth, hence reported the matter to police.

After interrogating the suspect, she admitted to have done the act and dumped the unborn baby along the Lumbadzi river.

Lumbadzi Health Centre’s postmortem results indicated that the death of the child was caused by forced labour.

Sanudi will be taken to court very soon to answer the offence of killing an unborn child, contrary to section 231 of the Penal code.

She hails from Chengondo village, Traditional Authority Kasumbu in Dedza.

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