North-western Province Commissioner of Police, Eugene Sibote, said today that police have launched a man-hunt for the young woman identified as Shiyanda Chilombo.
Mr Sibote said Shiyanda allegedly stoned the seven-month-old baby to death after picking up a quarrel with her sister-in-law, Purity Kaluba, who is the mother of the boy.
He said the alleged murder happened as Kaluba was trying to run away from her in law (Shiyanda) after the two had picked up a fight.
The police chief said Shiyanda picked a stone and wanted to hit Kaluba who had her baby on the back but the stone landed on the baby leaving it with severe head injuries.
Mr Sibote said the baby was admitted to Solwezi General Hospital where it later died.
The police chief said a docket of murder has been opened and a manhunt has been launched for Shiyanda who is currently on the run.