A woman has been arrested for allegedly slitting her newborn baby’s throat

A 29-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly slitting her newborn baby's throat at her residence in Walvis Bay yesterday.

A crime report issued by the Namibian Police Erongo Region crime investigations coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu, alleged that the suspect gave birth to the baby boy in the toilet at the residence she is renting in Tutaleni.

She cut his throat open with an unknown object before wrapping the body in a black plastic bag and hiding it under her bed, the report said.

The incident reportedly took place around 16h00.

The owner of the house discovered a pool of fresh blood in the toilet and alerted the police.

The suspect has been arrested and is currently hospitalised and put under police guard at the Walvis Bay State Hospital.

Source: Namibia Press Agency