Mother allegedly tries to murder three-day-old baby
Written by Keshia Jansen on January 8, 2018
A 21-year-old woman is expected to appear in the Lehurutshe Magistrates’ Court in North West on Monday, after allegedly trying to murder her three-day-old baby boy.
According to a police statement, the woman was charged on 6 January.
According to information at hand, the suspect kept her pregnancy a secret from her family.
It is understood that the woman delivered her baby by herself and disposed of him in a pit toilet on 4 January at Dinokana village, Lehurutshe.
The newborn was found by a relative after noticing blood on the toilet floor.
Upon seeing the blood, the relative heard the infant crying.
She then called for help.
The police statement maintains that Emergency Medical and Rescue Services (EMRS) recovered the infant from the pit toilet.
The mother and the baby were taken to a nearby hospital for medical attention.