Police in Blantyre are haunting for a woman who gave birth to a baby boy and dumped it at Gaisi area in Mbayani Township in the city.
According to Blantyre Police Station spokesperson, Sergeant Lameck Thembachako, the baby was found dead in the area with the stomach eaten up suspected by wild animals.
Nelson Kumlombe, aged 35 from Mbayani Village, Traditional Authority Machinjiri in Blantyre, told the police at Kabula Unit that he was tipped about the dumped baby by well-wishers.
According to Kumlombe, it was after he visited the scene and found the baby that he subsequently informed the police.
Thembachako said the police, in the company of a doctor from Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, also visited the scene of the incident and found the dead baby boy with the eaten stomach.
The police spokesman added that the other body parts such as head, arms, legs and private parts were intact.
“The doctor pronounced the baby already dead. He conducted postmortem and examination of the body. The results showed that the cause of death of the unknown baby boy was due to severe injuries to the stomach after being eaten up by wild animals,” said Thembachako.
The police publicist said that the remains of the unknown baby boy are being kept at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital mortuary, pending identification and disposal.
Meanwhile, Police is urging members of the public to report any person suspected to be the mother of the dead baby boy.