Woman strangles and dumps new born baby, Durban

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Woman strangles and dumps new born baby, Durban
Woman strangles and dumps new born baby, Durban

“The intensive investigation made by Cato Manor SAPS in bringing the suspect to book is commended,” said the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula.

On 15 February 2020, Cato Manor police received information with regards to a case of concealment of birth at a flat on Candella Road. Upon arrival at the scene, the body of a new born baby boy was found wrapped in a blue shirt inside the municipal bin.

The body was discovered by a member of the community.

At the scene, police conducted an investigation and it led them to a specific flat on Candela Road. Police officers made the gruesome discovery of an umbilical cord inside a bucket in the flat. Further investigation revealed that the baby was strangled and dumped inside the bin.

A case of murder was then opened at Cato Manor SAPS. A 24-year-old woman was placed under arrest for murder. She is expected to appear at the Durban Magistrates Court on 17 February 2020.

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