Mberengwa woman kills new born baby with boiling water

Sharon Nyaya

Mberengwa – A Mberengwa woman has appeared in court after she allegedly killed her three-day old baby by forcing her to drink boiling water mixed with paracetamol.

Nomsa Moyo (29) of Northwood, Mberengwa led Police details into a bush on Wednesday last week where she exhumed the remains of the baby.

Moyo appeared before Mberengwa Resident Magistrate Caroline Tafira Nyoni on Friday facing infanticide charges. She pleaded guilty and was remanded out of custody to July 13, 2021.

She was initially remanded in custody to allow medical examination to be conducted on her.

The court heard that on June 15, at 6pm Moyo who was pregnant took unknown tablets to induce abortion. At 9pm she experienced labour pains and went to an open space near Northwood Township where she gave birth to a baby boy.

On June 18, 2021 at 9pm, Moyo boiled some water and added three paracetamol tablets. She then forced the infant to drink the solution leading to its death. Moyo then went to a nearby bush where she buried the body in a shallow grave and did not inform anyone. Acting on a tipoff detectives arrested Moyo on June 23, 2021. https://masvingomirror.com

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