Zambezi police pick baby body afloat

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—Police in Zambezi district today picked a body of a newly-born baby found floating in the Zambezi River. 


Zambezi acting District Commissioner, Sombo Chiteta, confirmed the picking up of the dead foetus that is believed to be a victim of infanticide.


Ms Chiteta said the body of the baby, who is believed to be only two days old, was discovered floating in the river around 09: 39 hours by fishermen.


The DC cautioned women in the area to desist from unprotected sex if they are to avoid unwanted pregnancies instead of ending up killing and dumping innocent babies.


And Zambezi District Police Officer Commanding, Dennis Mwiinga, has called on the community in the area to assist the service in finding the woman who dumped the baby.


Mr Mwiinga said police in the area would not sit idle but would investigate the matter and bring the culprit to book.


He has noted that it is unfortunate that women in the district have resolved to dumping babies even when there are precautions they could use to avoid getting pregnant.


The body of the infant is lying in Zambezi District Hospital mortuary waiting to be buried by the local authority in the area.