Newborn recovered from pit latrine – Maphumulo

Newborn recovered from pit latrine – Maphumulo

Earlier today, IPSS Search and Rescue alongside Umhlali SAPS K9 Search and Rescue responded to the Maphumulo area after receiving reports of a newborn that had been dumped in a pit latrine.

Reports from the scene indicate that a 16-year-old female allegedly concealed the birth of a baby and disposed of it in a 2m deep abandoned pit latrine in a neighbour’s yard after placing it in a plastic packet.

The packet containing the newborn’s body was successfully retrieved from the pit latrine. The deceased baby was handed over to members of Maphumulo SAPS and will form part of an investigation.

The 16-year-old and her mother have been arrested, and the matter will be investigated further….

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