A 23 year-old woman in Siavonga District in Southern Province of Matinangala area has allegedly dumped her baby girl in a pit-latrine after giving birth.
Siavonga District Commissioner Ephraim Mwanjawanthu confirmed the development that Joyce Chisanga a married woman decided to dump the baby in the pit-latrine after she had allegedly delivered alone from an unknown place.
Mr Mwanjawanthu said alert neighbours informed police about the incident and later the woman was taken to Siavonga hospital for examination to ascertain if she was the real mother of the dumped baby.
Mr Mwanjawanthu disclosed that police has also arrested the husband Mogistey Kafula aged 29 to help with investigations over the unfortunate scenario.
However, sources in Matinangala have revealed that the couple had differences as the man suspected his wife to have been impregnated by another man and it may have caused the woman to dump the baby.