A 3day old baby has died after allegedly being defiled by 35-year-old father on Thursday night. The suspect and father of the baby has since been arrested and remained in police custody.
In a statement issued in Mansa, Laupala province police commissioner, Elias Chushi says, the baby was bleeding from the virginal, umbilical cord, mouth and nose when physical examination was conducted by Darry Chanda a health worker at Lukolongo health post.
It was gathered that the mother of the deceased, 29 year old, Brenda Kasakula, went to bath leaving the sleeping baby in the care of her husband and father of the baby, Christopher Kasakula.
According to Brenda, she heard her baby scream which prompted her to rush to the room and her husband what transpired and why the bay was bleeding from the virginal and umbilical cord.
Mr Chusi says the husband claimed ignorance, stormed out of the room and ran away before the mother alerted neighbors.
The baby was rushed to the hospital and was pronounced dead upon arrival by the health worker.