By Phoenix orrespondent

A 3 days old baby has died after allegedly being defiled by his 35 years old father on Thursday night.

In a statement issued to Phoenix news in Mansa, Luapula Province Police Commissioner Elias Chushi says the baby was bleeding from the virgina, umbilical cord, mouth and nose and when physical examination was conducted by Darry Chanda, a health worker at Lukolongo Health post.

Mr Chushi explains that Facts of the matter are that Brenda Kasakula, the mother to the deceased aged 29 went to bath leaving her 3 days old baby girl sleeping in the same house with the father Christopher Kasakula.

He says while bathing she heard her baby scream which prompted her to rush to the room and asked the father what transpired and why the baby was bleeding from virgina and umbilical cord.

Mr Chushi says the suspect expressed ignorance, stormed out of the room and runaway before the mother could alert neighbours.

He says the baby was rushed to Lukolongo clinic 25 kilometres from the village where she was pronounced dead upon arrival.

The police have since launched a manhunt for the suspect.



  1. This was a three day old baby and was bleeding from almost everywhere the month, umbilical cord and vagina. Vitamin K deficiency can cause such a picture in the new born. They can bleed to death if for some reason it was not given at birth. There will be need for a thorough investigation including a thorough postmoterm in this case. The dad shouldn’t just be presumed guilt just because he ran away because there can be other causes that would make the 3 day old baby bleed from the mouth umbilical cord and vagina.


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