Inquest docket, baby’s body exhumed

NORTHERN CAPE – Warrenton police have opened an inquest docket after the body of an eight months old baby was exhumed in Warrenton on Saturday, 23 January 2021. Preliminary investigation indicates that the baby died on 05 January this year, and as a result, the parents dug a shallow grave and buried the baby. Further investigation revealed that the mother gave birth to this baby at home eight months ago, on her own without any medical assistance and failed to alert the health authorities about the birth of the baby.
Both parents were taken in for questioning for further investigation. An inquest docket has been opened into the death of the baby, pending the autopsy results.
Police investigation continues.

Source: South African Police Service