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Baby's body buried in North West home

2012-07-02 21:12

Johannesburg - The body of a 1-year-old child was found illegally buried in its family's house in Mogwase on Monday, North West police said.

"Police were alerted by the local chief who received the message from neighbours about what happened at the deceased's house," Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said.

The family claimed their culture dictated that a baby of that age must be buried in the house.

The baby died last Wednesday after becoming ill.

An inquest docket was opened, but no arrests were made.