By PETER SICHALI
A woman has been arrested by police in Chinsali Province, for allegedly killing her two-month-old daughter by making her drink acid.
Muchinga Province Police Commissioner Joel Njase named the suspect as Fridah Mwansa of Mulenga Shula Shimwalule village, in Chief Nkweto’s area.
Mr Njase said the incident happened on Wednesday around 11:00 hours at Shimwalule village.
Mr Njase said the baby grandmother reported the matter to police.
“Chinsali Central Police Station received a call from Mwansa Cavious, aged 48, of Chief Nkweto’s area, in Chinsali, reporting that her granddaughter, Kasongo Canan, aged two months, was murdered by her mother Fridah Mwansa of the same village by giving her acid to drink,” he said.
Mr Njase said the motive behind her action was yet to be established but expressed sadness that a mother can kill her own child in that manner.