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Mother of three kills infant and hangs herself

A 32-year-old mother of three had killed her 10-month-old infant and committed suicide by hanging herself in their home yesterday, Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.

The house is located at Samagi Mawatha, Habarakada in Hiniduma.

According to the Police Media Spokesman, the incident had occurred at around 10 am yesterday while her other two children had gone to school and the husband, who is a mason, had gone for work.

SP Gunasekara said that the woman’s mother had died recently and that she was suffering from trauma for which she was receiving medication. Hiniduma Police are investigating.