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26-year-old woman in court for concealing a birth - foetus found in pit toilet

Apr 11, 2017
26-year-old woman in court for concealing a birth - foetus found in pit toilet

A 26-year-old woman from Dutywa is expected in court on Wednesday after she was arrested by police for alleged concealment of birth.

"It is alleged that the suspect was pregnant and her brother noticed her stomach was flat on Tuesday last week," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"She was questioned about her pregnancy and she could not answer the questions.

"The brother of the suspect decided to report the matter at Dutywa police station."

Captain Manatha said that local police officers visited the crime scene and found a foetus inside the pit toilet at the home of the suspect at Swekeleni Location, in Taleni Village, Dutywa.

"The suspect was arrested and she will appear before the Dutywa Magistrate's Court on a charge of concealment of birth."