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Woman arrested for allegedly killing her new-born baby

A 33-year-old woman was arrested in Karasburg on Wednesday over the death of her new-born baby, who was discovered in a luggage bag.

The incident was confirmed by ||Kharas regional crime investigations coordinator, deputy commissioner Nicodemus Mbango.

Mbango said the woman allegedly gave birth to the baby secretly on Tuesday evening.

“She concealed the birth. She put the body in a luggage bag and kept quiet until people realised that she was no longer pregnant and alerted the police,” he said.

Upon interrogation, police found the woman bleeding and admitted her to the hospital.

She refused to reveal the location of the baby.

The police found the baby’s body in a luggage bag in her house. They suspect baby was born alive.

He added that the woman initially came from a farm to a family house in Karasburg.

“Prior to her departure, she informed the boyfriend that she would go to give birth. The boyfriend was surprised to hear about the baby’s death.”

Police are still investigating the motive behind the murder.