Mother arrested for child’s death

Police on Sunday evening arrested a 21-year-old woman who confessed to throwing the body of her four-and-a half year old daughter into the Kala Oya tank after assaulting and killing her.

The little girl from Neelabemma area in Puttalam, had gone missing last Wednesday and a search operation was launched. The father of the child had lodged a complaint with the Saliyawewa Police on January 30 that his daughter had gone missing. Later on, the child’s mother had given a statement to the Police that she had been kidnapped. Sri Lanka Navy and Police divers with the support of area residents began searching for the missing child in the Kala Oya reservoir during the past few days. The body had not been recovered by last evening. The child had lived with her mother and grandparents.

Police said the mother of the child had confessed to beating her daughter to death and then throwing her body in the tank. 

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