A rescue mission to save a baby heard crying in a blair toilet failed in Domboshava as efforts to dig down the pit proved futile because it died before they could save it.
A yet to be identified mother dumped the baby who was heard crying by a young boy about to take a bath for school who alerted his grandmother.
Witnesses who spoke to a local publication said:
“Mukomana uyu was about to bathe in preparation to go to school when he heard the baby crying.
“Upon noticing that he called his grandmother before she advised neighbours.
“Villagers then gathered and dug the toilet in order to save the innocent soul which was crying inside.
Rescue Mission Fails As Baby Heard Crying In Blair Toilet Dies
Efforts to retrieve the baby
“The baby was then taken out and it’s a baby girl,” said the witness.
Several bruises were discovered around her neck, head and on her belly.
Unfortunately, the baby had died when it was taken from the latrine.
“Around the homestead, a pit was also discovered again showing how the mother tried to cover up the baby using sand.
“The corpse was then taken by Chinamhora police,” added another witness.