Unwed mother arrested over gruesome murder of infant in Dehiwala

Unwed mother arrested over gruesome murder of infant in Dehiwala

Written by Staff Writer

12 Mar, 2014 | 9:37 pm

The Dehiwala Police have commenced investigations into an incident  where an infant has been allegedly murdered.

Police stated that the mother, who allegedly murdered the baby after giving birth,  has been arrested.

A young couple employed in Colombo had been living in a rented house down Waidya Road, Dehiwala. They  were   were blessed with an infant on February 12.

According to the police, the couple had murdered the infant, burned him and had then abandoned the house. Police added that the crime was revealed after the woman lodged a complaint stating that her husband had abandoned her. Investigations revealed that the couple were unmarried.

Furthermore,  according to the police the woman in question had consumed medication to terminate her pregnancy. Having not got the desired results, she had allegedly burned the new born infant.

The police further noted that the the remains of the infant was then placed in a tree in the Moratuwa area. The mother of the infant has been taken into custody.  Investigations have commenced to find the missing man who is a twenty- four-year old resident of Nawalapitiya.

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