Mother of four immolates herself


A 55 year old mother of 4 had committed suicide by immolating herself in Eluwankulama area in Wanaatha-willuwa, Puttalam.

Police stated that the female who had left one of her children’s residence nearby had arrived at her residence and had set fire to herself in the Washroom with Kerosene.

However, residents say that the deceased female was suffering from a mental illness as of late.

Meanwhile it was reported that an eight year old child’s hands were burnt following a theft of 20 rupees and  the stealing of a pet fish from the Horana- Anguruwathota- Egal-hena area.

The Police media spokespersons office noted that the child’s hands were burnt by his aunt with the use of a heated spoon.

The child has been admitted to the Horana hospital for treatment while the 38 year old suspect was produced before the Horana Magistrates Court and remanded until the 7th of January.

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