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Mother found dead with baby next to her
Residents of Masala township in Ndola are in shock after a three-year old baby was discovered in a two-roomed house next to its dead mother’s body which was in a decomposed state.
The baby is believed to have spent some days with the decomposed body of her mother, identified by police as Mirriam Siliya before she was discovered by a passer-by on Sunday who noticed a child pulling at the curtains of the house.
Police said Siliya’s body was found lying face-down with vomit on the floor and in a bucket. She is believed to have been pregnant.
It is suspected she may have locked herself in the house in an injured state in fear of an unknown attacker as bruises and cuts were noticed on her body.Mother found dead with baby next to her
Skyways ward councillor Fabian Mwanza and Copperbelt deputy commissioner of police Bothwell Namusuwa both confirmed the incident in separate interviews.
Mr Mwanza said that a woman aged 30 had been found dead in Mwabombeni area of Masala township.
“It is suspected she locked the room for fear of an attacker. Some passer-by saw the curtain shaking and when they drew closer, it was observed there was a child in the house and a dead body lying there,” he said.
Source: Times of Zambia
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