Police in Monkey Bay have arrested a 49 year old woman for concealing the death and preventing the normal burial of her three-year old granddaughter. 

The woman, identified as Idesi Bizwick, commited the offence on August 29, 2022. 

According to Public relations officer of Monkey Bay Police station Sergeant Alice Sichali , the suspect was staying with the three-year-old granddaughter who had been suffering from Kwashiokor for some time and on August 29, 2022, she died. 

Then the suspect Instead of informing neighbours and the village Chief of the Area about the death, the woman took the body and hid it along Mkombedzi River in  Pakamwa Village. 

On September 2, 2022, her neighbours got suspicious after noticing the absence of the child for days. 

The matter was reported to Monkey Bay Police Station where investigations were instituted and arrest of the suspect was done. 

During interrogations, she confessed to have hid the body along the said river.  

The scene of crime was visited and the body was found in a decomposing state. 

She has since been 

charged with a case of  hindering the burial of a body which is contrary to section 131 of the country's penal code. 

The suspect,comes from Kaiya Village, Traditional Authority Ganya in Ntcheu District will appear in court soon.

Source: Angaliba FM

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