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Lusaka lady Detained after baby was discovered being dumped

A 28-year-old Mtendere township resident from Lusaka was detained after a newborn was discovered being dumped on the ground.

A concerned bystander noticed the woman, who goes by the name Gertrude, carrying a sack and wearing blood-stained clothing.

According to police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale, the incident happened this morning in the Mtendere township at 4:00.

“A 28-year-old woman of Mtendere compound has been arrested for Child dumping. This is after she was apprehended by a concerned member of the community around 04:00 hours.

Facts in brief are that the suspect only identified as Getrude was seen by a member of the community around 04:00 hours carrying a sack while her clothes were stained with blood,” he said.

Mr Mwale said after few minutes, the same member of the community met the suspect again ,but this time without a sack.

“At this point, he got suspicious and confronted her. He asked where she had thown the sack and immediately she revealed and led the man to the scene where the baby was heard crying a few meters away. The man opened the sack and found the baby covered with blood in a bucket,” he said.

He added that Tlthe suspect was then handed over to Police who later rushed her and the baby to the hospital for medical attention.

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