The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has reported that a Lupane woman has been arrested in connection in infanticide.
Infanticide is the intentional killing of infants and is now universally illegal. The practice was previously a widespread practice throughout human history that was mainly used to dispose of unwanted children.
Posting via its Twitter handle, ZRP said the 19-year-old woman was arrested following a tip-off. Reads the tweet:
A 19-year-old Lupane woman has been arrested in connection with a case of infanticide where she gave birth to a baby boy on 27/11/20. She dug a pit in the garden and buried the infant.The offence was discovered on 3/12/20 after the suspect requested for some pads from the informant who got suspicious and reported the case.