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Woman poisons own child over marriage tussles

Written by  Mc Donald Gondwe

Police in Mzuzu have locked behind bars a 27 year old Eluby Luhanga for allegedly killing her 8 month old child to sustain her marriage in Mzimba district.



MBC understands that the suspect who hails from Semion Nyambose Village in the area of Traditional Authority, Mtwalo in the district poisoned the child with tomato insecticide at Ekwendeni on Sunday.


Mzuzu Police Publicist, Martin Bwanali has confirmed the incident describing it inhuman and uncalled for.


“The incident emanated from family understanding where the husband to the suspect (Masuzgo Nyambose) accuses her of getting pregnant which he denied responsibility,” said Bwanali.


Bwanali said “the two got married in 2015 and at the time they entered wedlock the wife was six months pregnant; and when she claimed her husband responsible, the husband did not buy the claim.


It is reported that few months when the baby was born, further conflict ignited between the two until the wife thought of ending the life of the child.


“So to bring peace and to sustain the marriage I just decided to eliminate the life of my son,” said the suspect as quoted by the police.


After the scenario, the child was rushed to Ekwendeni Mission Hospital where medical examinations revealed that it was indeed poison.


Meanwhile, Luhanga is due to appear in court to answer to murder charges which contradicts section 209 of the Penal Code.

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