An 18 year old girl Eliza Chaona of Mwanamai village in sub traditional authority Mchinguza in Machinga has been arrested for allegedly poisoning her 19 months old baby to death.
She was picked on Tuesday after she gave the baby, a boy termic, Machinga Police Head of Investigation Department Isaac Ndala said.
Nayuchi Health Center confirmed that the baby was indeed poisoned and was referred to Machinga District Hospital, but she unfortunately died on the way.
“Chaona admitted in her statement that she indeed gave the baby poison and was preparing to take it too before her parents discovered the intended suicide. As it is Chaona will answer murder charges which is contrary to Section 209 of the Penal Code,’ Ndala said.