Woman Dumps New born Baby in Pit Latrine


Police in Dowa are looking for an unknown woman who allegedly threw her new born baby into a pit latrine on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Jesuit Refugee Services Office within Dzaleka Refugee Camp in the district.

Dowa Police Station Public Relations Officer Gladson M’bumpha says on the particular day, one of the security officers working for Jesuit Refugee Service went to answer a call of nature where he heard a baby crying inside the pit latrine.

“The matter was reported to police who in turn visited the scene and with assistance from the community, they managed to retrieve the baby by digging the pit latrine,”

“After the baby was retrieved, it was immediately handed over to Dzaleka Health Centre where nurses established that it was a baby boy weighing 2.7 kilograms,” M’bumpha says.

Currently, the baby is receiving furthe medical examination at Dowa District Hospital.