A THREE-YEAR-OLD girl has died after a woman accidentally poured hot water on her in a bid to scald her mother during a brawl.
Lusaka Province commissioner of police Charity Katanga said in an interview yesterday that the baby of New Chilenje died yesterday around 03:00 hours at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH).
Ms Katanga said the girl’s mother, Lilian Mwila, 20, picked a fight with Esther Yamba, 29, on June 2.
She said Ms Yamba got a pot of boiling water in a bid to scald Ms Mwila but accidentally showered the toddler.
“The mother rushed the child to the hospital where she died today (yesterday),” Ms Katanga said.
She said police initially charged Ms Yamba with assault but have now slapped her with a murder charge.