The rate of deliberate child murder of helpless babies is getting alarming.
A couple from Birchleigh in Kempton Park was arrested on August 7 for the alleged murder of their 5-month-old baby boy.
According to police spokesperson Captain Lesibana Molokomme, they were called to the couple’s house in Jonathan Street on August 4.
“On arrival, they found paramedics already at the scene. The child was declared dead,” Molokomme said.
The boy’s 24-year-old mother told police that she had found the baby in his cot, not breathing, and an inquest docket was opened.
“The body was taken to government mortuary for post-mortem examination. It was found that the child had suffered blunt force injuries. The inquest docket was changed to murder.”
The mother and the 28-year-old father were immediately arrested for the alleged murder of their baby.
The couple appeared in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court on August 8 and their bail application will be heard on August 22, Molokomme said.