A NEW born baby girl miraculously survived being buried alive in a shallow grave by her mother and is currently in the Okongo Hospital where she is still in a stable condition.
According to the incident report provided by the Public Relations Division of the Namibian Police, the mother buried the child shortly after giving birth to her.
The baby was rescued by detectives who were informed about the incident of concealment of birth about four hours after her mother stuffed her in a plastic bag and completely covering her baby with soil.
The police officers discovered the baby in the shallow grave about four hours after she was buried at the Oupili Village in the area of Oshikunde on Saturday afternoon.
“It is alleged that the suspect gave birth to a baby girl without informing anyone in the house and buried the baby amongst the shrubs next to her family’s mahangu field,” the police report stated.
According to the report, the 24-year-old suspect was arrested and charged with concealment of birth and the contravention of the Domestic Violence Act.
The suspect is currently also admitted to the same hospital as her child but under police guard.
According to the report, the baby is responding well to treatment and is in a stable condition.