Woman allegedly dumps newborn down concrete pit toilet

2017-02-09 12:09
SA police. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

SA police. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Durban - A 20-year-old woman from Lindelani in Durban was arrested after she allegedly dumped her newborn baby in a two-metre deep concrete pit latrine, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Thursday.

Colonel Thembeka Mbhele told News24 that residents in the area alerted police to the incident on Wednesday night. However, officers only retrieved the infant's body and arrested the mother in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The woman is expected to appear in the Ntuzuma Magistrate's Court on Friday on a charge of concealment of birth.

She is currently being treated at a clinic in the area while under police guard, Mbhele said.

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