–Police in Chinsali district of Muchinga Province have retrieved a day- old baby from a pit latrine after its 15-year-old mother abandoned it to for dead.
Muchinga Province Deputy Police Commissioner, Bonny Kapeso, has confirmed the incident in an interview with the Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) in Chinsali today.
Mr Kapeso said police in the district retrieved the infant from a pit latrine at Chinsali Girls’ Secondary School on Sunday morning.
He added that the police found the infant in deep waters in the toilet.
The Deputy Police Commissioner said that the infant was dumped in a pit latrine by its mother after delivery, saying the baby was a full grown human being.
Mr Kapeso said that the mother, who is a Grade Eight pupil, has since been charged with infanticide and will appear in court soon today Wednesday October 8, 2014.