Baby survives after being dumped at church in Kasama, police commence probe


Northern Province Police Chief Gloria Mulele says a  baby of unknown age has been discovered dumped at one of the Roman Catholic Churches in Kasama.

Mulele said police  have launched  investigations into the matter of baby who was found in a 10 litre bucket at the entrance of the White Fathers Parish of Kasama in  Lualuo suburbs.

She  said  in a statement on Tuesday  that two  general workers at the Catholic  Parish, identified as Ireen Musonda and Getrude Lemba, were on duty when they heard the cry of the baby.

Mulele  said the two workers rushed outside the gate and found the baby in a bucket crying.

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She said police  received a report of dumping of a child from Father Clinerius Chipali of White Fathers Parish that an unknown person dumped and abandoned a baby girl who was put in a 10 litre  bucket at the gate of White Fathers Parish.

“Shortly after the matter was reported, police officers rushed to the scene and found the baby wrapped in a warm baby blanket,” Mulele said.

The baby was taken to Kasama General Hospital for medical examinations and possible identification.

So far no arrest has been made, but police say investigations are ongoing.

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