A 17-year-old Kamativi girl secretly delivered a live baby boy alone before hiding it in a toilet cistern in what later caused the death of the infant.
Police reported Friday that the juvenile now faces infanticide.
Said police, “On 22/06/22, ZRP Kamativi recorded an infanticide case at Kamativi Compound, where a female juvenile (17) gave birth to a baby boy and concealed the infant in a toilet cistern.
“The suspect who was constantly bleeding sought assistance from a neighbour who took her to Kamativi clinic, where she lied that she was suffering from period pain.
“On returning home, the neighbour heard a crying baby and alerted the Police. The infant was taken to the clinic, where the mother and the baby were later referred to St Patricks Hospital.
“However, the infant passed on along the way to the hospital.”
In another case, Police in Bulawayo are investigating a case of infanticide in which the body of a newborn baby was found at a dump site near Choppies Supermarket in Parklands on Thursday.