Police have arrested a man in Lusaka, the Zambian capital, for abandoning his two-year-old baby boy for over two weeks on account that the toddler was an albino while his wife is on the run, the Times of Zambia reported on Friday. albino
Zambia Police Spokesperson Charity Munganga-Chanda said the couple abandoned the child who is currently at a shelter for safety and was only rescued by neighbors after hearing him crying continuously.
The police spokesperson said neighbors complained that they were alarmed with the continuous cry of the baby until they decided to check on him each time they heard him crying.
“So on this particular day, they heard the baby crying for a long time and they rushed there, they found the baby very weak and decided to cook food for him before taking to clinic for checkup,” she was quoted as saying by the paper.
The man has since been charged with child negligence and failing to render and provide necessities for the child, she added.
There are a lot of myths surrounding children born with albinism in African societies. In countries, such as Tanzania, albino people are being killed for their body parts because portions made from their body parts are believed to bring good luck and wealth.
Albino people lack pigment in their skin and appear pale. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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