POLICE in Lusaka have arrested a 29-year-old man for allegedly hitting his two-month-old female child with an elbow during a fight with his wife.
In a statement, Thursday, Police Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said the incident occurred on January 30, 2022 around 21:00 hours in Ibex Hill Meanwood.
He stated that the baby sustained fractured ribs and bruises on her body and was admitted to Levy Mwanawasa Teaching Hospital while the father was in police custody.
“Police in Lusaka have arrested M/Don Mwenda Musonda aged 29 of Ibex Hill Meanwood for allegedly assaulting his two months old female child. It is alleged that on 30th January, 2022 at around 21 hours, the couple was fighting and in the process the father hit the baby with an elbow who sustained fractured ribs and bruises on her left side of the body. The baby is admitted to Levy Mwanawasa Teaching Hospital receiving treatment whilst the suspect is in police custody,” said Hamoonga.