Father pushes children into Nilwala River; Amazing rescue by Army officers (Exclusive visuals)

Father pushes children into Nilwala River; Amazing rescue by Army officers (Exclusive visuals)

Written by Bella Dalima

24 Apr, 2014 | 3:41 pm

A father accused of allegedly throwing his children to the Nilwala River from the Mahanama Samaraweera Bridge in Matara has fled.

Police said that he had thrown his children into the river at around 11.30 a.m. on Thursday. A group of soldiers  in the vicinity who witnessed the incident had rescued the children.

The Police Media Unit said that the children  have been admitted to the Matara Hospital.

The children – a four-year-old girl and a two-year-old boy – are residents of the Rathmale area in Dickwella. The children had informed the police that their father had abandoned them following a dispute with their  mother.

 

Visual by Lalith Pathmasri (Weligama Ureporter)

 

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