Police in Mwense district have arrested a 24-year-old woman of chief Kashiba’s area for allegedly killing her two year old biological son.
Luapula Province Police Commissioner Elias Chushi confirmed the development to ZANIS in Mwense and said the incident happened yesterday around 04:00 hours at Mukomansala village.
Mr. Chushi explained that Florence Mukobe allegedly threw her son into a shallow well where the community draws water from and later decided to jump into the same well.
He said villagers who rushed to the scene found that the baby had already died. Mukobe was removed from the well and was rushed to Mambilima mission hospital for medical attention.
The body of the deceased baby has been taken to Mambilima mission hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem while the suspect is in custody at Mwense police station.
Mr. Chushi said the suspect will appear in court soon.