Residents of Chilomoni Township in Blantyre last Sunday had a rude awakening when they found dogs fighting for remains of a newly born baby dumped in a nearby bush by an unknown woman.
By the time the residents got to understand what was happening, the baby’s body which was in a decomposed state was half eaten.
Steven Lankeni, whose house stands close to the bush where the baby was found told police that he suspects that the baby was dumped by its mother.
Blantyre police have since launched a search for the mother.
Blantyre police assistant Public Relations Officer, Andrew Mayawo, said the baby’s gender could not be ascertained because half of the baby’s bottom part was eaten by the dogs.
He said the remaining half of the body was taken to Chilomoni Health Centre for disposal.
“Right now we are appealing to the general public to help in the search for the mother. If found, she will answer changes of concealing birth of a child,” said Mayawo.
Still in Blantyre, the body of a 37-year -old man was found floating in Naperi River last Friday.
Mayawo identified the deceased as Damson Njolomole of Njolomole Village in the area of Traditional Authority Njolomole in Ntcheu.
He said Njolomole left his house at Nancholi Township on June 12 to a drinking joint at Baluti but never retained.
It is suspected that he was trying to cross the river while drunk and eventually drowned.
Mayawo said post-mortem results conducted at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital revealed that Njolomole died of suffocation due to drowning.
He has since advised the general public to drink responsibly to avoid such incidents.