A one year and two months-old baby has drowned in the Zambezi River in Kazungula when his mother was allegedly having a sexual intercourse with her boy friend.
Beauty, 20, of Sikazwe Village in Kazungula with her unidentified lover, was alleged to have put the baby on the ground near the river at the time of the incident.
Police suspect the deceased, Mutafela, could have crawled into the river while his mother was having sex with her lover a few metres away from the shores of the river.
Southern Province Police Chief Mary Chikwanda confirmed the incident which happened on Monday between 20:00 hours and 21:00 hours in Kazungula.
Ms Chikwanda said the baby drowned in the river and was only discovered floating on Tuesday morning after some residents went to search for the body.
She said that police managed to arrest Beauty who was in custody at Kazungula Police station while her boy friend bolted after the incident and was being pursued.
“The two went near the river with a baby and later she (Beauty) decided to put her baby down and started making love with her boy friend,” she said.
Ms Chikwanda said, whilst the two were making love, the baby who was on the ground could have crawled into the river and drowned.
She said, after the two allegedly failed to trace the baby when they noticed that he had gone missing, they decided to leave.
Ms Chikwanda said that Beauty who was in police custody was yet to be charged.
She said police have since instituted investigations on the whereabouts of Beauty’s boy friend who was on the run.