Pupil arrested over killing of newborn baby

An 18-year-old Grade 11 pupil of a school at Elim in the Omusati region was arrested on Thursday for allegedly killing her newborn baby.

Omusati police crime investigations coordinator Malakia Simaho said the teenager gave birth to a baby boy at her school’s hostel on Thursday.

“She gave birth to the boy and inserted toilet papers in his mouth and further wrapped him in her T-shirt and put the body in a bucket. The suspect hid the body in a hostel room cupboard [where it] was discovered by other learners who found a trail of blood in the shower,” said Simaho.

The suspect was consequently arrested.

She is set to appear in the Outapi Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

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