A 40-year-old Mvurwi woman was arrested on Wednesday after she allegedly wrapped her newly born baby with a sack and a stone before throwing it in a dam.
Jessica Matadya of Dangamera farm, Mvurwi is assisting police with investigations.
Acting Mashonaland Central police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Naison Dhliwayo confirmed the case.
“I can confirm a case of infanticide where a mother threw her newly born baby in a dam wrapped in a sack, the dead body was discovered by little children who were playing close the dam and alerted their elders,” said.
A police report was filed at Velvekia police base and following a tip off the police managed to arrest Matadya who divulged how she committed the offense.
Police warned people to respect the sanctity of life by not killing innocent souls.