Child burnt alive in Ratnapura; suspect under arrest

Child burnt alive in Ratnapura; suspect under arrest

Child burnt alive in Ratnapura; suspect under arrest

Written by Staff Writer

07 Jul, 2014 | 11:13 am

A suspect arrested in connection with torching a house has been placed under remand custody until July 17, subsequent to being produced before the Ratnapura Magistrate.

The suspect’s two year old daughter was killed in the incident while his wife, her brother and mother were left injured.According to the police, the suspect had been away from the house owing to a personal altercation with his wife.

However, the suspect who had arrived at the house at around one a.m  Monday morning, had allegedly torched the house.

The injured persons are currently receiving treatment at the Ratnapura Hospital. The suspect in remand custody is a twenty-seven-year-old resident of Ilukthenna, Deraniyagala.

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