Woman arrested for murder after the partially burned body of a baby boy found inside a rubbish bin

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Woman arrested for murder after the partially burned body of a baby boy found inside a rubbish bin

KING WILLIAMS TOWN – Police arrested a woman (26) for alleged murder after a gruesome recovery of burnt remains of a new-born baby boy inside a rubbish bin in KwaNobuhle yesterday, 07 June 2019. 

On Friday, 07 June 2019 around 9am, police received information of a possible body of a baby hidden inside one of the rubbish bins in Ndulula Street, KwaNobuhle. A police patrol vehicle was immediately dispatched to the scene. On arrival at the scene, as it was a municipal refuse collection day, several rubbish bins were lined-up on the street for collection. Inside one of the bins, police recovered partially burnt remains of a new-born baby boy. Police arrested a 26-year-old woman for murder.

During preliminary information, it is believed that a woman (26) gave birth to a baby boy on Tuesday morning, 4 June 2019. It is further said that on the same day, a witness heard a sound of a screaming baby and thereafter saw a suspect making fire at the backyard. A few days later, a witness suspected that a woman could have possibly killed her baby and she alerted some residents who then summoned the police. A suspect was arrested and is due to appear at the KwaNobuhle Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 10 June 2019 on charges of murder with a possibility of additional charges. #ActAgainstAbuse

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